ABOUT Lobster

Homarus americanus

Harvesting lobster along the rugged Atlantic Coast is steeped in tradition. Prized for its hard shelled and full meat qualities, Nova Scotia lobster is harvested from the cold, clean, pristine waters along the coast of the province, by thousands of independent harvesters, and shipped all over the world.


Nova Scotia’s lobster fishery is carefully managed to bring the highest quality lobster to market. Nova Scotia lobster is graded and shipped live around the world. The rest is processed into high quality fresh and frozen products, also sold internationally. Nova Scotia lobster processing facilities are registered to meet international quality assurance standards, ensuring you receive a healthy, safe, and high-quality product. The short time between harvesting and processing ensures that the lobster tastes as fresh as the day it was caught.


Both inshore and offshore lobster fishing areas in Nova Scotia are Marine Stewardship Council certified (MSC), the world’s leading certification and eco-labelling programs for wild sustainable seafood.


Lobster comes packaged in a wide selection of products and sizes, frozen and processed for consistent quality, including:

  • Live lobster

  • Raw lobster tails, frozen

  • Whole cooked in brine, frozen

  • Whole cooked, frozen

  • Blanched whole, frozen

  • Meat, frozen

  • High pressure processing

  • Other specialty products



Nova Scotia Seafood Quality Program (NSSQP) for live lobster is managed by Université Sainte-Anne and certifies that lobster suppliers, exporters, and harvesters comply with handling and holding best practices, lobster quality, water monitoring and traceability. NSSQP is YOUR indicator of premium quality product.

We recommend these certified Nova Scotia Seafood ambassadors:

North Bay Fisherman’s Cooperative  

NovaCan Live Seafood 

Premium Seafoods Group (Petit de Grat Packers)

Lobsters R Us

Fisherman's Premium Atlantic Lobster

Looking for Live Lobster storage? We recommend certified Nova Scotia Seafood Ambassador Live Stor

Nutrition facts

Serving size is 150g

Calories 135
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 142mg
Sodium 444mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 28g

Region of Origin

Region of Origin for Lobster