east coast seafood



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World Class


lobster tailCommitted to Excellence.

Offering sustainable seafood and world class lobster, East Coast Seafood has built a reputation on quality and expertise.  With a fully integrated vertical network and state-of-the-art-facilities, the company remains a seafood leader from the wharf to the plate. 

One for One™

Increasing Stock Enhancement

Committed to sustainability, we help to fund the world's largest Homarus americanus lobster hatcheries and speed the release of Stage IV juvenile lobsters into the wild.

Annual funding is extended to partner hatcheries with the release of over 1.5 million stage IV juvenile lobster to date. Our goal is to someday place a juvenile lobster into the ocean, for each procured.

Work is continuing on marketing a One for One™ lobster initiative and directing a percentage of future profits back into increased stock enhancement.

The Atlantic Fishery
Protecting a Vast Natural Resource

Surrounded by the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and home to the Great Lakes, Canada boasts the world's longest coastline (244,000 km), representing 25 per cent of the entire coastline in the world. With more than 755,000 square kilometres of fresh water, Canada has 16 per cent of the world's area of fresh water and four of the largest lakes in the world.

In total the capture fishery accounts for 76 percent of total fish and seafood production in Canada. Together, lobster, crab and shrimp comprise 67 percent of the landed value of all fish and shellfish harvested in Canada.

The Atlantic fishery accounts for 80 percent of total landings. Value leaders include lobster, crab, shrimp and scallops. The Pacific fishery accounts for 16 per cent of total landings. Value leaders are salmon, clams, groundfish, and herring roe. The freshwater fishery accounts for 4 per cent of total Canadian landings. Value leaders include pickerel, yellow perch, whitefish, northern pike and lake trout.

Canada's aquaculture sector continues to increase in importance. Key products are farmed salmon (Atlantic, coho and chinook), trout, steelhead, Arctic char, blue mussels, oysters and manila clams. New species like halibut and cod are on the way.

By 2017 our target is to put one lobster back into the ocean for every lobster procured. We will help lobster to be a sustainable resource for future generations. One for Oneâ„¢



Plan Green

Sustainable Practices. Responsible Business. Unrivaled Quality.

Plan Green is a commitment to responsible business in five areas of operations and will be accomplished by reaching specific goals in each one.

Our Progress


One for One®

Dedicated to sustainable practices, we created a One for One® Program with a goal of placing one juvenile lobster back into the ocean for each one harvested. Partner lobster hatcheries in the Canadian Maritimes are receiving funding assistance for placement of juvenile lobsters. The program has released more than 1.5 million juvenile lobster into the ocean. 


Operating solar powered freezers at our freight forwarding facility in Chelsea, Massachusetts.


Providing neighborhood employee housing and increased job opportunities with fair wages.


Composting lobster shells to reduce waste from processing in our Canadian lobster facility on Deer Island, New Brunswick. 


Helping to educate seafood buyers by hosting the Lobster Academy™.  Please visit the Lobster Academy website for additional information. 

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