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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. 

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.

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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.

Lobster Academy,

A Training and Community Center

The company has started a series of Lobster Academy classes to inform and educate the world's largest seafood buyers.

Lobster Academy combines lectures with facility tours/demonstrations, topics reflecting industry issues like traceability, sustainability certification, demand, pricing issues, processing, regulatory needs and marketing opportunities.

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With a key role in a $1 Billion lobster industry and the diverse and unique Bay of Fundy ecosystem, we can offer unparalleled hands-on learning at our hatcheries and processing facility.

Economic Impacts
Investing in the Future of the Industry

Based on several key factors, intensive education for retail and food service buyers around Homarus americanus can spark measurable change within the lobster industry and area fisheries.

Canada is the world's seventh-largest exporter of fish and seafood products, providing more than 130,000 jobs to Canadians. Atlantic lobster is Canada's most lucrative fishery and is a high-quality, healthy food with high consumer appeal. It is the economic mainstay of approximately 1,500 communities in rural and coastal Canada.

There are almost 10,000 licensed lobster enterprises employing almost 30,000 harvesters. The economic impact on communities along the North Atlantic seaboard reaches well beyond the fishery. The lobster industry's high concentration of support industries generates employment opportunities for countless residents in almost every Northeastern coastal community in the US and Canada.

Education for lobster customers can create a positive economic impact within fisheries by creating new sales opportunities. Facility tours and education around respective products, leverage instant credibility. With nature-driven products like fisheries, the pristine environment coupled with production is literally priceless.

educing the Carbon Footprint! Each Laitram FC Cooker with CoolSteam saves approximately 4,500 gallons of diesel This is the same as taking 7.5 cars off the road per Laitram FC Cooker with CoolSteam.*

Recently we introduced Laitram Machinery's CoolSteam cooking technique into our processing plant with a Laitram's FC Cooker which employs low-temperature steam plus convection to achieve higher product-to-steam ratios.

Using the CoolSteam method, Laitram's FC Cooker can cook more pounds of product while using less steam than other equipment in the industry. This means less energy used during production, and a better planet. In addition, low-steam cooking enables greater retention of the natural proteins in the product, improving yield and taste. The end result is a better-tasting product with less energy consumed during the cook process.

How does it Work?

CoolSteam is a forced convection cooking method. In this process, a low-temperature mixture of air and steam is constantly circulated inside the Cooker, distributing heat efficiently and uniformly. Product is cooked consistently using less steam than traditional cookers.

*Assumes an average 15,000 miles at 25 miles per gallon per car per year.

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