Who We Are
Ocean Trout Canada has proudly been in operation since 1988. Throughout the years, we have diligently transformed into one of Canada's leading providers of premium farmed ocean-grown steelhead products, catering to the discerning North American market.
Our commitment to excellence is evident in our vertically integrated operations. With operations in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador, Ocean Trout Canada is exclusively focused in Atlantic Canada. We ensure the highest quality standards from start to finish.
Situated in the picturesque Bedford, Nova Scotia, our administrative office serves as the central hub for our leadership team. They skillfully orchestrate strategic initiatives to guide our operations team in delivering exceptional products and services.
At Ocean Trout Canada, we take great pride in our rich history and the journey that has brought us to where we are today. We eagerly look forward to showcasing our premium products to new markets.
Ocean Trout Canada maintains two hatchery facilities in Atlantic Canada. Both facilities produce juvenile fish for introductions to our farm sites in Newfoundland and in Nova Scotia.
Meet the dedicated and accomplished individuals who steer Ocean Trout Canada's direction with expertise, passion, and innovation.
Bill has 25+ years of experience in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Canada. He is a Certified Management Consultant, a certified Project Management Professional, and holds designations for productivity improvement.
Chris is a CPA with 10+ years experience in accounting and finance. Most recently, Chris was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Capital Markets Accounting Advisory Services and Commercial Assurance groups where he was responsible for advising clients on capital markets transactions, finance transformation, IFRS advisory, and third-party commercial advisory.
Ocean Trout Canada handles the production of our premium Steelhead products from birth to harvest, from smolts at our freshwater hatcheries up to maturity at our marine sites.
Premium Steelhead Trout
Meticulously sourced for its superior quality and exceptional flavor, our Steelhead products are rich in essential nutrients like protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. This high-grade fish is more than just a gourmet option; it's also a powerhouse of health benefits. It's the perfect selection for individuals who value both its premium taste and their overall well-being, while also prioritizing a sustainable diet.
Our freshwater hatcheries serve as incubators for our Steelhead. Here, we meticulously hatch each egg and raise the fish until they reach the ideal stocking size. This crucial early stage of development takes place in a controlled and pristine environment. We utilize state-of-the-art Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) to ensure optimal growth and health before transferring the fish to our marine sites for further maturation.
Ocean Farm Sites
Once our Steelhead reach the proper degree of development, we seamlessly relocate them to our expansive marine net pen sites situated in the pristine waters of Atlantic Canada. This transition allows our Steelhead to flourish and progress towards their full maturity, harnessing the natural benefits of the brackish marine environment to optimize their growth and overall health.
Ocean Trout Canada’s farming operations are situated in the pristine cold waters of Atlantic Canada, an ideal environment for aquaculture activities and the production of the world’s finest steelhead. Our commitment to the responsible growth of our steelhead trout focuses on best husbandry practices, maintaining the pristine environment we operate in, establishing long-term commitments to the communities where we operate, and adhering to one of the most robust regulatory regimes in the world.