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Northern Wind, LLC

Integrity, Experience, Reputation... Built Over Three Decades of Success

Founded in 1987 by Ken Melanson and Michael Fernandes, Northern Wind processes over 10 million pounds of scallops a year and is located on the historic New Bedford, Massachusetts waterfront.

In October of 2021, Northern Wind with Raymond O’Neill & Son Fisheries and Suncoast Seafood were acquired by ACON Investments and relaunched as Atlantic Sustainable Catch. Together, the ASC seafood platform is a leading producer of Scallops, North Atlantic MSC Certified Lobster and AHI Tuna with close to 600 employees across five locations in Massachusetts and New Brunswick, Canada. Our customers include the largest retailers, club stores, wholesalers and distributors on a global and national level.

Furthermore, we are the only scallop company in the world that has the capability to third party verify our scallops by their origin, harvest area, vessel name and landing date all authenticated by government reported harvest data by simply clicking on a QR code from a smart phone. An Industry 1st!

Our facilities are certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce Inspection Program for packing USDC Grade A fresh and frozen scallops. In 2019, we constructed a new state-of-the-art 38,000 square foot processing and freezing facility. The new facility has a 21,600 square foot freezer that holds 5.5 million pounds of scallops. The new facility enables us to procure and freeze 3 times more scallops than our original facilities which provides inventory levels for optimal pricing.

Since our beginning and now today, our mission has not changed. We consistently provide our customers with the highest quality seafood products while providing them with superior customer service and competitive prices.

Your Trusted Partner for Responsibly Sourced Seafood

  • Depth of Market, Product and Production Expertise

  • Consistent, Exceptional Customer Service

  • Competitive Pricing

  • Aligned with Trusted and Collaborative Partners

  • State-of-the-art processing facility with leading technology advances that is certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce Seafood Inspection Program for packing of USDC Grade A Fresh and Frozen Scallops. Also, MSC, BRC and Fair TradeTM Certified.

  • Logistics Pros with Track Record of Timely Delivery Air, Sea, Land

Seafood With Integrity

Seafood With Integrity is an intangible business decree that accentuates the strong moral principles and transparency of Northern Wind and ASC. It encompasses everything we do; from the way we treat our employees, the way we value our fishermen, our commitment to our customers and to the many partners that have helped make us a leader in the seafood industry.

We are committed to engaging with suppliers who have respect for the ocean, provide a safe and inclusive workplace and promote a sustainable future. This strengthens our supply chain from harvesting to processing and in the distribution of our seafood products. By doing so, we can demonstrate the complete transparency and traceability of our seafood products from sea to table.

As global stewards of sustainable seafood, we know that fish and shellfish are renewable resources that can reproduce and replenish their populations naturally. Because of this, the industry can sustainably harvest seafood within certain limits without depleting the resources with proper management. With good management systems in place, as an industry we can make sure we have sustainable populations of seafood for generations to come.

When we purchase fish and shellfish from around the globe, we are purchasing from fisheries which are responsibly harvested using sustainable practices that contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of the planet.

Our unique value chain capabilities allows us to leverage our extensive experience and expertise in every aspect of our business to deliver our customers the highest-quality, responsibly harvested seafood in the market today.

At Northern Wind, We Deliver Seafood With Integrity!

Discover the best the ocean has to offer

Northern Wind, LLC.

16 Hassey Street,
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone. 508-997-0727
Fax. 508-990-8792

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