Corporate Overview

High Liner Foods is the leading North American processor and marketer of value-added frozen seafood. Our retail branded products are sold throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico under the High Liner, Fisher Boy, Mirabel and Sea Cuisine labels, and are available in most grocery and club stores. We also sell branded products under the High Liner, Icelandic Seafood, FPI, Viking, Mirabel, Samband of Iceland and American Pride Seafoods labels to restaurants and institutions, and we are the major supplier of private label value-added frozen seafood products to North American food retailers and food service distributors.

The company began in 1899 with the founding of W.C. Smith & Company, a salt fish operation located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia -- the current home of our head office . On December 20, 2007 the Company acquired the North American marketing and manufacturing business of Fishery Products International. On December 13, 2010 the Company purchased the assets of Viking Seafoods, Inc. On December 19, 2011 we purchased Icelandic USA, Inc. and several other subsidiaries of Icelandic Group hf. On October 1, 2013 we acquired the principal assets and operations of American Pride Seafoods LLC from American Seafoods Group LLC.

Today, we are North America's largest marketer of frozen value added seafood products.

The Corporate Head Office is located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and we are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol HLF.

In Canada, High Liner Foods is based in Concord, Ontario and focuses on serving the Canadian retail and food service markets. It is the home of High Liner, Canada's leading frozen processed seafood brand. The Lunenburg, Nova Scotia processing plant completes the Canadian operations.

In the United States, High Liner Foods is headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts and oversees all frozen seafood production and distribution for the retail, club and food service markets in the USA. Plants in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Newport News, Virginia; New Bedford, Massachusetts; and Malden, Massachusetts; produce a wide variety of value added seafood products.

Within these various divisions, there are many diverse paths to success: accounting, engineering, finance, food science, human resources, logistics, information technology, management, marketing, procurement, quality assurance, and sales. We invite exceptional achievers from every background to add their unique strengths to High Liner Foods.

Corporate Culture

At High Liner Foods our reputation for quality products gives us our advantage in the global marketplace. To be truly successful, our Company needs to have a common sense of purpose, a set of shared values and a common goal.


To be the leading supplier of frozen seafood in North America.


We are guided by our three core values, which influence our decisions on a day-to-day basis and shape our culture over the long term:

Customer Focused

High Liner employees focus on meeting the current and future needs of our customers. We realize that our success depends on understanding our customers, building strong relationships and delivering quality products on time.


High Liner employees are committed to providing differentiated and innovative products and services to grow our business and meet the needs of a changing market place. We are also committed to innovation in our work to make our business more efficient.


High Liner employees take responsibility for their actions. In a competitive industry, we operate with integrity with our customers, suppliers and co-workers. We respect our environment and are committed to sustainability in all of our operations.




We provide products that meet the needs of consumers for taste, value, convenience and nutrition. We make it easy for our customers to do business with us by providing superior service in all areas important to them.

Product Safety

We do not compromise the safety of our products for any reason. We will meet or exceed any government standard.


We generate growth by developing new products and services to meet the changing needs of our customers, and by constantly looking for better ways to run our business.

HOW WE DEAL WITH PEOPLE (Customers, Suppliers and Employees)


We build relationships of trust by clearly communicating expectations and results. We will do what we say we will do.


People will be treated with respect and kindness. Our leaders will be respectful to employees and all of our employees will be respectful of those who they do business with.

Employee Involvement

We believe our employees are able and willing to identify and implement improvement in the business. We recognize the importance of everyone at High Liner Foods to innovate to make things better.

Safety and Health

We are committed to the health and safety of our employees. We will provide a safe environment for all our employees and contractors at all of our properties.



We are honest in the business dealings that we have. We will not misrepresent our business performance.


We will support the sustainability of seafood and our environment in how we do business and insist that those with whom we do business use practices which promote sustainability.

Social Compliance

At High Liner our business practices will be socially compliant. We will do business with organizations who meet their legal responsibilities in how they do business and we will encourage them to be progressive in their social compliance practices.

Financial Success

We work to achieve financial success for the Company.

Continuous Improvement

We always look for ways to innovate and update our business processes.

Responsive Communications

We will be responsive to communications, answering them in a timely manner.

Pay, Benefits, Programs and Services

High Liner Foods pays a competitive salary for all employees based on the skill set, competencies, background and ongoing performance level. We want employees to strive to achieve goals while adhering to the core competencies of the organization. By doing so successfully, your pay can increase annually. High Liner also offers a range of benefits designed to provide peace of mind and an enhanced lifestyle. Since some of our plans are flex plans with flex credits - employees get to choose from an array of coverage that best meets their needs.

Other benefits, programs and services that are available to High Liner employees are:

  • Retirement plan
  • Medical plan
  • Dental plan
  • Vision plan
  • Short and long term disability coverage
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Incentive plan
  • Pay for performance
  • Service awards
  • Scholarship programs
  • Educational assistance
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Wellness programs
  • Recognition programs
  • Learning & Development program
Contact us today if you are interested in joining the High Liner Team!

Contact Us

High Liner Foods

100 Battery Point, P.O. Box 910
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
B0J 2C0 Canada
Tel :1-902-634-8811
Fax :1-902-634-6299

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