Founded in 1995 as a partnership between Canadian-based Clearwater Seafoods and Mr. Eduardo S. González-Lemmi, Glaciar Pesquera is an Argentine fishing company dedicated exclusively to the Patagonian scallop.

Headquartered in Mar del Plata, the company has 165 full-time employees and operates two state-of-the-art factory vessels for harvesting and processing scallops, as well as a land-based plant and cold storage facility in Ushuaia.

In 2006, the Patagonian scallop became the first scallop fishery in the world to receive the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, the fishing industry’s gold standard for independent third-party certifications of sustainable fisheries. Glaciar Pesquera has also received several recognitions for its commitment to social responsibility in improving and benefitting the communities in which it operates.

Clearwater Seafoods

Founded in 1976 in Halifax, Canada, Clearwater Seafoods is currently one of the largest vertically-integrated seafood companies in North America, with over 2,100 employees in offices, plants and vessels. Focused on sustainability, as well as research and development, the company holds fishing licenses and quotas, operates its own modern vessel fleet and processing plants, while also delivering its products to its customers worldwide. Clearwater Seafoods is recognized globally for its superior quality, food safety and diversity of premium sustainably wild-caught seafood, including scallops, lobster, langoustine, clams, coldwater shrimp, whelk and crabs.

The Argentine partner

Eduardo Santiago González-Lemmi is an Argentine fishing entrepreneur, first entering the industry in 1972. With a longstanding career and decades of experience, González-Lemmi is well regarded and recognized as a business referent within the Argentine fishing industry. Alongside the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) and the Federal Fisheries Council (Consejo Federal Pesquero), González-Lemmi was able to grow worldwide recognition of the sustainability of the Patagonian scallop fishery, after it obtained MSC certification in 2006.

  • In 2008, together with other representatives of MSC-certified fisheries, he participated in the foundation of the Association of Sustainable Fisheries, which defends the interests of the sector.
  • In 2012, he was elected onto the 20 global-member MSC Stakeholder Advisory Board.
Our values

– Glaciar Pesquera S.A.

Respect for others, consideration for others, respect for the client and the pursuit of excellence in work and human relations define the DNA of the company.