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Clearwater Seafoods Sees ‘Long-Term Opportunity’ in China

Over the past 40-plus years, Clearwater Seafoods has established itself as North America’s largest vertically integrated harvester, processor and distributor of premium shellfish. The company now sells 80 million pounds annually to more than 40 countries. But something happened in 2015 that prompted a major shift in its selling strategy. Nova Scotia-based Clearwater, which brands its product as wild-caught, premium seafood that is managed from ocean to plate, launched the Belle Carnell, a new fishing vessel that almost doubled the intake of one of its top products, the Arctic surf clam.  click here to read the story 13:32

Clamming up! – Clearwater Seafoods invited media aboard the Belle Carnell Friday

But it’s not just the harvesting and processing abilities of the ship that make it a plan for the future. More than either of those thing, according to Coldwater director of fleet operations, Tony Jabbour, the real investment of this vessel is in the people who will run it. “It’s about a way of life. It’s about work environment. All our crews are time on-time off so the maximum that would work is 160 days at sea,” he says. “Our crews are equal time at home and that gives them a good home/work balance.” Read the rest here 17:18

Clearwater Seafoods Welcomes the Belle Carnell to their Fleet

clearwater belle carnell“The Belle Carnell represents the single-largest vessel investment in Clearwater’s history and is a testament to our dedication to the fishery, the region and sustainable seafood excellence,” said Ian Smith, CEO, Clearwater Seafoods. “The Belle Carnell is the most technologically advanced shellfish harvester in the world and we are extremely pleased to be adding her to our fleet,” The clams harvested by the Belle Carnell and her crew will be automatically shucked and individually quick frozen within an hour of catch,,, Read the rest here 14:35