Coast Tsimshian Seafood

Our Company

Sustainability that Dates Back More Than 15,000 Years

It is not unusual to walk out onto the dock of the Coast Tsimshian Seafood plant and see a killer whale or humpback swimming in the bay, or catch eagles circling in the skies overhead, hunting for salmon in the pristine waters. Our company follows resource management practices provided for within Tsimshian traditional law – sustainability that dates back more than 15,000 years. The fish are wild and First Nation caught with a minimum seven generation planning cycle.

Marine Stewardship Council Certification

Our B.C. salmon fisheries are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. We are the only major fish processing and freezing plant on the north coast of B.C. capable of shipping large quantities internationally. The location, closest to the fishing grounds, ensures the highest-quality catch. Fishing vessels tie up directly at the plant and processing begins almost immediately.

From our Lax Kw’alaams location, we ship to customers across the United States and the Pacific Ocean, including Japan, China and Russia.

Local Employment

Coast Tsimshian Seafood is wholly owned by the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation and employs 100 people from the community full time, with peak employment reaching 170 during the busy salmon fishing season.