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 LOBSTER. PURE.
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.
WILD AND SUSTAINABLE
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:
Raw lobster tails, frozen
Whole cooked in brine, frozen
Whole cooked, frozen
Blanched whole, frozen
High pressure processing
Other specialty products
LOOKING FOR A LIVE LOBSTER SUPPLIER?
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
Premium Seafoods Group (Petit de Grat Packers)