Blue Harvest Fisheries acquires seafood processor


Blue Harvest Fisheries acquires seafood processor

13 Sep 2016

Blue Harvest Fisheries, LLC has announced the acquisition of Hygrade Ocean Products Inc., a New Bedford, Massachusetts, based processor and distributor of scallops, cod, and other premium fish products.

Blue Harvest will now begin marketing and distributing company-landed scallops, bluefin tuna and swordfish directly to customers. With operations in Newport News, Virginia, and Fairhaven, Massachusetts, Blue Harvest owns a fleet of 15 scallop vessels and is an active participant in the bluefin tuna and swordfish fisheries.

“By vertically integrating, Blue Harvest can now provide its customers with greater product traceability, quality assurance, and variety,” said Jeff Davis, CEO of Blue Harvest. “The acquisition of Hygrade is consistent with our strategy of building a vertically integrated premium seafood company.

“We are thrilled to welcome the employees of Hygrade to the Blue Harvest family. We expect to continue to expand our product portfolio to better serve our customers and we remain committed to sustainable, wild-catch fisheries.”

Blue Harvest Fisheries was established in 2015 and is devoted to the sustainable harvesting, processing, and marketing of MSC-certified premium Atlantic sea scallops and the sales and distribution of other premium seafood products.

Source: worldfishing