Brunswick Aquaculture


Fishing and Export

Harvesting Eels
Brunswick Aquaculture Ltd. has been licensed and regulated since 1988 by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to harvest Glass Eels from the estuaries of rivers in Southwestern New Brunswick on the Bay of Fundy. As New Brunswick is largely rural, with little industry to pollute its waters, the glass eels are healthy and the quality of the glass eels is maintained by gentle methods of capture.
Glass eels are captured by one of two gentle methods: Hand dipping using nets, scooping the eels directly from the estuary as the glass eels are migrating upstream, or trapping them in fixed nets placed in the estuary.

Holding and Shipping Eels
After capture the eels are transferred to the holding/shipping facility in Pennfield, NB where they are held in pure well-fed water, whcih is routinely inspected. The shipping facility, which operates as Alder Seafood, Ltd., operates under a HACCP Quality Management Plan and is a licenced fish processing plant under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). We ship glass eels worldwide.


Brunswick Aquaculture Ltd. is a family owned and operated fishing company for elvers or “glass eels” located in New Brunswick, Canada.  It was founded by Phillip Holland, who held the first commercial elver license in Canada and has been in operation since 1988. 






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