About Us

In 1976, John Risley and Colin MacDonald founded Clearwater Seafoods with a pickup truck, a tremendous vision and a lot of entrepreneurial drive. Originating as a small lobster retailer in Nova Scotia, Clearwater has grown to become one of the world’s largest vertically-integrated seafood companies, dedicated to sustainable seafood excellence.


Although methods have changed, we’ve always remained focused on one goal – that Clearwater will be our customers’ wild, sustainable seafood supplier of choice by consistently delivering unsurpassed quality products.

For over 40 years, Clearwater has invested in sustainability, research, technology and innovative solutions impacting every aspect of the seafood industry from ocean-to-plate. We’ve built our business with a willingness to take chances, develop new products and take them to new markets – key strategies we continue to practice today.

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