Serving Seafood Products to Food Service, Retail Outlets and Institutions throughout Atlantic Canada since 1946.

Our History

Gillis Seafood was established in 1946 by Donald B. Gillis in the seaside town of North Sydney, NS. Over the years, Gillis Seafood has expanded from one half ton truck and small garage, to a fleet of refrigerated delivery trucks and a modren, federally inspected (CFIA) distribution centre.We have built strong relationships with seafood processing companies throughout Eastern Canada and the United States and create a strong supply chain to source a wide varity of the freshest seafood daily, to meet our customer 's needs.

Jim Gillis, who worked alongside his father for 25 years, now leads the company. Third generation, Mike Gillis is also working in the family run business.

Gillis Seafood has built a reputation of supplying sustainable quality seafood products to hundreds of restaurants, grocery store chains and institutions throughout Eastern Canada. To further enhance food safety, we are certified to SQF 2000 standards under GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative).

From our plant to your business, our sales team would be happy to offer you a wide selection of fresh, frozen, salted, smoked and live seafood.

Ask Some of our Customers!

"For over 40 years Gillis Seafood has supplied us with our seafood. With their product selection, great service and competitive pricing, I can see another 40 years of working together."

- Tim Lockhard Executive Chef

(Inverary Resort, Baddeck Bay, Nova Scotia)

"I have known Jim Gillis and his staff for over 20 years. I have always been very happy with their quality of products and you cannot beat their service!"

- Darryl MacDonnell Executive Chef

(Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa, Ingonish, Nova Scotia)

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