Westmorland started off as a small, family-owned fish plant. Our founders taught us that our word is our bond. That’s why harvesters supply us from one generation to the next and many of our customers have been doing business with us for decades.

Over our 45 year history we have processed everything from crab to scallops, mackerel and bar clams, but our specialty has always been lobster (Homarus americanus).

Although the company has constantly evolved and expanded, what hasn’t changed is our unwavering commitment to provide high-quality, sustainable seafood.
  • 1973
  • 1975
  • 1979
  • 1980-1982
  • 1985
  • 1987
  • 1994
  • 2010
  • 2016
  • 2017
1973

1973

The company’s founder, Edgar Cormier, purchased a fish processing facility from Émile J. Bourque in Bas-Cap-Pelé, where the plant is still located to this day.
1975

1975

Westmorland Fisheries is born; the company is officially incorporated.

1979

1979

Westmorland welcomes a new partner, Yvon Gaudet, who brought with him many years of experience in the processing and marketing of seafood products.
1980-1982

1980-1982

The plant undergoes a major expansion, doubling the processing floor space and adding holding ponds and blast freezers.
1985

1985

A second plant was acquired in French River, Prince Edward Island, specializing mostly in lobster and bar clams. It was later converted to a lobster buying station in 1998.
1987

1987

The flagship plant in Cap-Pelé undergoes another expansion, doubling the processing space yet again.
1994

1994

After Edgar Cormier’s passing, Yvon Gaudet continued leading the company alongside many of Edgar’s family members.
2010

2010

Current Owner and President Russel Jacob acquires Westmorland Fisheries Ltd.
2016

2016

Major expansion and modernization, with the addition of a cold storage on-site and a large investment in new technology and equipment to produce new products.
2017

2017

Opening of our USA Sales Office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.