ABOUT Swordfish

Xiphias Gladius

Nova Scotia swordfish are harvested from the cold, clean, pristine waters along the coast of the province and shipped all over the world. Swordfish are named for the long, sword-like bill extending from the front portion of their body. Their fat, firm flesh is more similar to texture of pork or other meats than fish. Swordfish can be quite large, ranging from 10-600 pounds.


Nova Scotia’s swordfish is most often shipped whole, fresh, and unprocessed. Nova Scotia’s swordfish processing facilities are registered to meet international quality assurance standards, ensuring you receive a healthy, safe, and high-quality product.


Both the longline and harpoon fishery in Nova Scotia are Marine Stewardship Council Certified (MSC), the world’s leading certification and eco-labelling programs for wild sustainable seafood. MSC.


Nova Scotia’s swordfish comes packaged in a wide selection of fresh product, including:

  • Whole, fresh

  • Loins, fresh

  • Steaks, fresh 

Nutrition facts

SERVING SIZE (106 grams)

Calories 164
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 53mg
Sodium 122mg
Total Carbohydrate 1.3g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 27g

Region of Origin

Region of Origin for Swordfish