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Ballast Ground Fisheries: Seafood Market in Cape Breton

Ballast Ground Fisheries is a family-owned and operated seafood market located just off 220 Commercial Street at the ballast ground wharf (where the fishing boats dock) in North Sydney. Since 1999, we have provided clients throughout Canada with premium-quality seafood straight off of the country's east coast. Our team consists of 16 experienced 4th generation fishermen who catch, cook and package the freshest products.


Are You a Lobster Lover?

They say there are plenty of fish in the sea. Well, there are a lot of crustaceans too. At Ballast Ground Fisheries, we have some of the most lucrative hard-shell Atlantic lobsters that come fresh off the boat. The Atlantic lobster is the pride of Nova Scotia and is often referred to worldwide as the King of Seafood. Its nice, juicy, succulent flavour offers an unforgettable gastronomical experience. Not to forget its nutritional value: high in protein, omega-3 and calcium.


In 1999, Hector MacKinnon Sr. opened a little lobster-buying station and a retail centre to serve the public fresh live and fresh boiled lobster caught off the coast of North Sydney. As years passed by, the little lobster pound grew bigger and new construction began. We now buy and sell lobster and snow crab in many ports throughout Cape Breton. Serving our community and providing excellent service to our fishermen is Ballast Ground's top priority!

Whether you want fresh or cooked lobster—at our shop, you'll find exactly what you need. We sell them both wholesale and retail, and we ship to any major airport within Canada. We also sell snow crabs. Pass by our fishery today or follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with our current promotions.

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