Responsible fishing since 1996
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
Foundation of Glaciar Pesquera, an Argentine fishing company dedicated exclusively to harvesting, processing and exporting Patagonian scallops.
Beginning of harvesting operations with the Atlantic Surf I and Atlantic Surf II vessels. INIDEP research is facilitated and observer coverage is promoted.
A new vessel, the Atlantic Surf III, is brought to replace Atlantic Surf II.
Beginning of the Private Social Investment program in alliance with social organizations and universities.
Glaciar Pesquera receives the Good Corporate Citizenship Award (Premio Ciudadanía Empresaria) from the American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina (Cámara de Comercio Americana en Argentina), the Solidarity Entrepreneur Award (Premio Emprendedor Solidario) from Social Ecumenical Forum (Foro Ecuménico Social), and the Franco-Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Cámara de Comercio e Industria Franco-Argentina) Award.
The Patagonian scallop fishery obtains sustainability certification under the MSC standard; and Glaciar Pesquera creates its Social Responsibility Department.
The company obtains the Solidarity Entrepreneur Award from Social Ecumenical Forum, and the Franco-Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award for its “Habitat Improvement and Human Promotion” Program (Programa de Mejoramiento del Hábitat y Promoción Humana).
Glaciar Pesquera receives the Solidarity Entrepreneur Award from Social Ecumenical Forum for its “Sports Schools” Program (Programa “Escuelas Deportivas”).
The Patagonian scallop fishery is recertified for sustainability under the MSC standard.
Glaciar Pesquera incorporates the Capesante vessel to replace the Atlantic Surf I, and obtains an Individual Transferable Quota of Patagonian scallop catch for 15 years, equivalent to 45% of the Total Allowable Catch for the species.
The Patagonian scallop fishery obtains its second sustainability recertification under the MSC standard.
As a member of SEDEX, the company carries out the SMETA audit on its Labor and Health and Operational Safety Management System. In addition, it puts into practice the CSR Protocol of the Municipality of General Pueyrredon.
Glaciar Pesquera is a member of the founding board of the FortaleceRSE Mar del Plata Chamber for Social Responsibility (Cámara de la Responsabilidad Social FortaleceRSE Mar del Plata).
F/V Atlantic Surf III
Based out of Mar del Plata, Argentina, the Atlantic Surf III is a factory freezer vessel, capable of harvesting, cleaning, grading and freezing Patagonian scallops within an hour of catch.
The Capesante (Italian for “scallop”) joined the company in 2015. Based in Ushuaia, Argentina, the vessel was built in Spain in 2002 and then completely renovated before sailing the Argentine Sea in 2014. The Capesante fishes year-round in the waters bordering the Argentine continental shelf. Scallops are harvested, shucked, cleaned and individually quick-frozen within an hour of catch.
Glaciar Pesquera acknowledges the importance of having a talented and committed workforce, both at sea and on land. Our people are truly our greatest asset. We strive to select a team with strong values, who are eager to learn and grow, who enjoy working in a dynamic and team-oriented environment, who appreciate being challenged and who value the opportunity to make a difference between good work and excellent work.
Currently, the company employs more than 165 Argentineans, all of whom are committed to guaranteeing the delivery of top-quality Patagonian scallops to our customers. Whether participating in the fishing operation or ensuring our product is processed and shipped, our entire team is dedicated to meeting business commitments while respecting the natural resources on which we rely upon.