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Nova Scotia Seafood Quality Program

In partnership with Perennia and Université Sainte-Anne, Nova Scotia Seafood is thrilled to launch the Nova Scotia Seafood Quality Program (NSSQP) for Nova Scotia's top exported seafood products. These certifications were developed to promote high quality standards within the Nova Scotia seafood supply chain and to enhance our international reputation for premium quality seafood.

LIVE LOBSTER

Managed by Université Sainte-Anne, lobster suppliers, exporters, and harvesters must comply with handling and holding best practices, lobster quality, water monitoring and traceability. A manual and guidelines are available for companies interested in learning more about the program and its criteria. For more information on this certification, click here or contact us.

ALL OTHER SPECIES

Managed by Perennia, seafood exporters must comply with applicable regulatory requirements, premium quality standards, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement. Guidelines including a self assessment checklist are available for companies interested in learning more about the program and specific quality criteria. For more information on these certifications, click here or contact us.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Highlighted in Nova Scotia Seafood Export Directory as "premium supplier"

  • Highlighted as the "recommended supplier" on relevant seafood webpage

  • Showcased on social media accounts

  • Access to the Nova Scotia Seafood brand creative and trademarked logo for use in your own marketing

  • Featured prominently in Nova Scotia Seafood brand promotional materials, marketing campaigns, and all incoming/outgoing trade related events

To learn more about the program, please visit the links below or contact us.