Harvesting

Clearwater Seafoods, Canada

Clearwater Lobster, Scallop, Clam and Crab fisheries are managed and monitored from our fleet office in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Our vessel fleet includes traditional and state-of-the-art factory vessels.

Vessel Name Associated Species
Atlantic Surf III Argentina Scallops
Capesante Argentina Scallops
Arctic Endurance FAS Clam
Belle Carnell FAS Clam
Maude Adams FAS Scallop
Atlantic Protector FAS Scallop
Atlantic Preserver FAS Scallop
Atlantic Enterprise FAS Shrimp
Ocean Prawns FAS Shrimp
The Randell Dominaux Lobster
Fundy Leader FAS Scallop
Anne Risley FAS Clam

Macduff Shellfish, Scotland

Operating scallop vessels and managing partnerships with  vessels harvesting langoustine, crab and whelk, our aim is to encourage ‘best practice’ within the industry.

In addition to our Nova Scotia fleet, we have significant joint ventures globally.

Glaciar Pesquera, Argentina

Argentine scallops are harvested year-round off the Argentine Continental Shelf by our subsidiary, Glaciar Pesquera. The scallops, destined for European and North American markets are individually frozen at sea onboard factory vessels.
Glaciar Pesquera has received recognition and numerous awards for Social Responsibility Programs aimed at improving and benefiting their community.

Clearwater Ocean Prawns, Canada

Two thousand metric tonnes of turbot and over 15,000 metric tonnes of Canadian coldwater prawns are sold annually through this successful joint venture which began in 1991 and was expanded in 2008.
The vessels, Atlantic Enterprise and Ocean Prawns harvest and process Canadian coldwater prawns, shell-on and frozen-at-sea for maximum ocean fresh flavor and texture.

Offshore Lobster Fishing Fleet

E.Randall Scott | Captain, The Randell Dominaux

Randall’s career in the fishing industry began in 1978, as a Deckhand harvesting groundfish and swordfish. He achieved Fishing Masters Class III Certification and began serving as Captain in the same fishery. In 1996, he joined Clearwater serving various positions, including Deckhand, Engineer, Mate and Captain onboard the Atlantic Horizon fishing offshore crab and lobster. His career became focused largely on the offshore lobster fishery having served on a variety of Clearwater vessels, including the Kristina Polaris, Ryan Atlantic I, Ryan Atlantic II, the Hannah Atlantic and Atlantic Prospect. In 2008, he accepted the position of Mate and Relieving Captain onboard Clearwater’s newly purchased and converted offshore lobster fishing vessel, the Randall Dominaux. In 2011, Randall accepted a Captain’s position onboard the Randall Dominaux. He has also participated in company sponsored training in safety, new technology, management and leadership.

Ernest Matthews | Captain, The Randell Dominaux

Ernest (Ernie) Matthews has worked with Clearwater for over 20 years. Throughout his career with the company, Ernie obtained a Fishing Masters III Certificate of Competency and was appointed to 1st Mate of the Randall Dominaux. In January 2017, he accepted the position as Captain of the Randell Dominaux, responsible for operating the vessel and harvesting offshore lobster. He has actively participated in several research and development opportunities, including the successful implementation of onboard changes to the overall harvesting operation and handling of lobster to improve sustainability, efficiency and reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint on the fishery. Ernie has participated in many training programs, such as leadership and management, occupational health and safety, as well as computer applications associated with Clearwater’s sustainable harvesting programs.

 

Canadian Offshore Scallop Fishing Fleet

Richard Mosher | Captain, Atlantic Preserver

Richard began his career in the fishing industry and served as a Deckhand and Mate longlining onboard inshore fishing vessels. He was employed from 1989 to 2003 with Scotia Trawlers Equipment Ltd. as a Deckhand, 2nd Engineer and Mate on various offshore scallop fishing vessels, including the factory freezer vessel Cape Blomidon. In 1993, he earned Fishing Master Class III Certification, as well as a Fishing Master Class II Certification. In 2003, he was employed with Clearwater as Mate onboard an offshore scallop fishing vessel, followed by the appointment to Captain onboard one of Clearwater’s wetfish offshore scallop fishing vessels. 2005 marked Richard’s appointment as Captain onboard the Atlantic Guardian, followed by the Atlantic Preserver. Throughout his career, Richard has actively participated in various computer programs and company sponsored management, occupational health and safety, Lean Level 1 Certification and supervisory training. He is currently studying to obtain a Fishing Master I Certificate of Competency.

Danny Nowe | Captain, Atlantic Preserver

Danny began his career in the fishing industry in 1988 as a Deckhand in the groundfish industry. Through onboard training, studying and institutional training, Danny later obtained a Fishing Master III Certificate of Competency. Danny joined the Clearwater fleet team after serving 18 years as a Deckhand and Relieving Mate in the offshore scallop fishing industry with another operator. Since joining Clearwater, he has served as Mate on both offshore scallop vessels, the Atlantic Guardian and the Atlantic Preserver. In 2011, Danny accepted the position of Captain on the Atlantic Guardian and is currently serving in command of the Atlantic Preserver. Danny has actively participated in company sponsored training in safety, new technology, Lean Level 1 Certification, leadership and management and continues his studies and training to obtain a Fishing Master Class II Certificate of Competency.

Darren Wagner | Captain, Atlantic Protector

In 1989, Darren earned a Fishing Master Class III Certificate. He has held various positions, including Deckhand and Mate on several offshore scallop vessels. He was also the Captain of an inshore fishing vessel harvesting both clams and scallops. In 2003, he joined Clearwater as a Deckhand and Relieving Mate onboard the Canadian wetfish offshore scallop vessels. In 2004, he accepted the appointment to Mate on the factory freezer vessel the Atlantic Guardian and was promoted to a Captain’s position onboard the factory freezer vessel the Atlantic Protector in 2009. Darren has actively participated in training in various computer programs, leadership and management, occupational health and safety and Lean Level 1 Certification.

Robbie Knickle | Captain, Atlantic Protector

Robbie began his career with Clearwater Seafoods in 1996, as a Deckhand onboard the Barbara Louise II and Deckhand/Mate onboard the Cape Race. In April of 2000, he earned his Fishing Masters Class III Certification and continued serving as Mate, followed by Captain on various Clearwater vessels. Further opportunities developed for Robbie in 2002 within Clearwater’s frozen-at-sea scallop vessel fleet, onboard the Atlantic Guardian and Atlantic Leader. In 2006, he accepted a full-time Mate position onboard the Atlantic Protector and since then has filled in as Captain when required. Throughout his career, Robbie has participated in various company sponsored management and safety training, Including Lean Level 1 Certification, Incident Investigation Level 1 and Supervisory/Safety training.

Argentina Offshore Scallop Fishing Fleet

Cesar Camerucci | Captain, Atlantic Surf III

Born in Buenos Aires, Captain Cesar Gabriel Camerucci began his fishing career with the Argentina Coast Guard. In 1976, he moved into the Argentine scallop fishery and joined Clearwater in 2001 as the Atlantic Surf III transitioned from a Canadian vessel to an Argentine vessel.

Fabian Ginaca | Captain, Atlantic Surf II

Fabian was born in Buenos Aires and began his fishing career in 1992. In 1996, Fabian joined the Argentine scallop vessel, the Atlantic Surf II, as part of the Clearwater and Glacier Pesquera joint partnership operation. He successfully earned a Fishing Masters Certificate of Competency and is now serving in command as Captain on Atlantic Surf II. Fabian was trained at the Shipbuilding Technical School, as well as the National School of Nautical (Overseas Captain-Merchant Navy).

Maximo Sanchez | Captain, Atlantic Surf I

Maximo was born in Mar del Plata and began his fishing career in 1973 as an Ordinary Seaman. From 1982 to 2002, he studied at the National Fishing School and earned his Certificate of Competency as a Captain. In March 2002, he began working with the joint partnership operation in the Argentine scallop fishery with Clearwater and Glacier Pesquera onboard the Atlantic Surf I.

Pablo Fallini | Captain, Atlantic Surf I

Pablo was born in Bernal, Buenos Aires and began his fishing career in 1987. In November 2002, Pablo began working with the joint partnership operation in the Argentine scallop fishery with Clearwater and Glacier Pesquera onboard the Atlantic Surf I. In 2012, Pablo completed his most recent course at the National Fishing School and earned a Certificate of Competency as a Captain.

 

Offshore Clam Fishing Fleet

Frank Haire | Captain, Arctic Endurance

Frank began his fishing career in 1988 with Clearwater’s Concordia, holding various positions on deck and within the factory. He earned a Fishing Master Certification Class II during his 10 year career with this vessel. Clearwater later refitted the Concordia to become an offshore clam vessel, the Ocean Concord, with Frank continuing his career onboard and accepting a position as Mate. Within just one year, he was offered the position of Captain. Frank has since transferred from the Ocean Concord to the Arctic Endurance and has actively worked on dredge design and construction throughout his career, in addition to new innovations, such as multi-beam technology and bottom imaging software. He continues to work with real-time data collected during the harvesting operation. Frank has a persistent approach and has participated in company sponsored training programs in safety, leadership and management. Frank has worked for over 30 years in the offshore clam industry.

Winston Pittman | Captain, Arctic Endurance

Winston began his career in the fishing industry with Clearwater in 1988. Beginning as a Deckhand in the offshore shrimp operation, he advanced to Factory Manager in the early 1990’s. In 2002, Winston earned a Fishing Master’s Certificate and accepted the position as Mate onboard Clearwater’s offshore shrimp vessel, the Ocean Prawns, followed by a Captain’s position with the Arctic Endurance in 2004. In 2007, the Arctic Endurance was converted from a shrimp factory vessel to a clam factory vessel and Winston accepted a Captain’s position onboard. In addition to successfully earning a Fishing Master Certification Class I, Winston has participated in company sponsored training in safety, new technology and leadership and management programs. He is an integral part of the clam operation team, working with multi-beam technology using software, such as QuinSea to display data in 3D, as well as mapping programs, such as Olex and Wassp to map and display new areas. Winston collaboratively manages the real time data from the clam vessel to plan the daily harvest and processing in conjunction with the onboard Factory Manager and Maintenance Manager. Winston has worked for over 30 years with Clearwater combined in both the clam and shrimp industry.

Terry Simms | Captain, Belle Carnell

Terry began his career with Clearwater in 1993 onboard the clam fishing vessel the Atlantic Vigour, working in a variety of positions. During this time, he continued training and upgrading his certifications, which led to earning Fishing Master Class II Certification. In addition to this certification, Terry participated in many company sponsored training opportunities in the areas of safety, production, as well as leadership and management. In 2009, he accepted the position of Captain onboard the offshore clam factory vessel, the Arctic Endurance and later commanded the Ocean Concord. In early 2015, Terry accepted the position as one of two Captains of the clam vessel, the Belle Carnell. In March 2017, Terry successfully achieved a Fishing Master I Certificate of Competency.

Kevin Swimm | Captain, Anne Risley

Kevin’s career in the seafood industry began in 1973 as a Deckhand in the lobster and groundfish inshore fleet, followed by another Deckhand position onboard an offshore scallop fishing vessel. From 1979 to 1986, he achieved a Fishing Master Class II Certification and assumed wheelhouse responsibility as a Mate and Relieving Captain. In 1987, Kevin began his career with Clearwater and was the first Captain involved in the development of the new offshore clam fishery. He assisted in the design and testing of processing and harvesting equipment/techniques that helped commercialize the fishery into a profitable and sustainable business. Kevin continued to study and train, successfully earning a Fishing Master Class I Certification. In recent years, he was in command of the Atlantic Pursuit, followed by the Ocean Concord. In early 2015, Kevin accepted the position as Captain of Clearwater’s clam vessel the Belle Carnell and in 2017 accepted the role as Captain of Clearwater’s newest clam vessel, the Anne Risley. To this day, Kevin continues to challenge and upgrade his skills through company sponsored training in new technology, leadership, safety and management programs. Kevin has worked in the offshore clam industry for over 30 years.

Jamie Adams | Captain, Belle Carnell

Jamie began his fishing career in 2000 with the Atlantic Vigour, a Clearwater-owned and operated vessel. After spending two years onboard this vessel, Jamie transferred to the Ocean Concord and held a variety of positions with increased responsibility, including Factory Worker, Lead Hand, Factory Supervisor and Second Mate. After Clearwater converted the Arctic Endurance into a clam harvester and processor, Jamie joined the vessel in 2008 as Second Mate, followed by a promotion to First Mate in 2011. In 2015, Jamie accepted the position and assumed command of the Ocean Concord as Captain. In 2017, Jamie accepted the role of Captain onboard clam vessel, the Belle Carnell. Throughout his lengthy fishing career in the clam industry, Jamie successfully attained a Fishing Master Class I Certificate of Competency. He also continues to participate in Clearwater training, including new technology, safety and leadership and management. Jamie is the youngest Captain in Clearwater’s fleet and has been with the company for close to 20 years.

Tom Pittman | Captain, Anne Risley

Tom began his fishing career as a Deckhand in 1980. He later earned a Fishing Master Class II Certification and accepted the roles as Bosun, Trawl Boss and Relieving Mate within the groundfish industry. In 1992, Tom accepted a Deckhand position with Clearwater and later excelled to Trawl Boss, Factory Manager, Relieving Mate and Mate. During his career with Clearwater, Tom worked in both the shrimp and crab fishing sectors. In 2007, he accepted the position of First Mate onboard Clearwater’s offshore clam vessel, the Ocean Concord. In 2015, Tom accepted the position as Captain of the Ocean Concord and later assumed command of Clearwater’s newest clam vessel, the Anne Risley in 2017. Tom continues to participate in Clearwater training, including new technology, safety and leadership and management. Tom has worked with Clearwater for over 25 years in the clam, shrimp and crab industry.

Vessel Name Sail Date Land Date
Atlantic Surf III 09/09/2018 29/10/2018
Capesante 18/08/2018 03/10/2018
Arctic Endurance 11/10/2018 13/11/2018
Belle Carnell 14/09/2018 16/10/2018
Maude Adams Not Available Not Available
Atlantic Protector Not Available Not Available
Atlantic Preserver Not Available Not Available
Atlantic Enterprise 15/09/2018 Not Available
Ocean Prawns 19/09/2018 Not Available
The Randell Dominaux 13/10/2018 17/10/2018
Fundy Leader Not Available Not Available
Anne Risley 04/10/2018 06/11/2018

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