R. I. Smith Lobster Co. Ltd.



R. I. Smith Lobster Co. Ltd.
Address: PO Box 9, Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia B0W 3B0
Phone: 902-723-2380
Fax: 902-723-2541
Email Address: info@rismithlobster.com
Website: http://rismithlobster.com

R. I. Smith Lobster Co. has been providing seafood to global markets since the original company’s founding in the mid-1930’s It is our goal to offer top-quality lobster throughout the year, with product sourced as far north as Newfoundland and as far south as the Maine coast.

Started as a salt fish business by brothers Robert and Wilbert Smith in 1935, the company has grown to become a significant player in the seafood industry. To reflect the company’s focus on the live lobster market, the company has been renamed R. I. Smith Lobster, and is still a family-owned business.

Lobster is stored in both our pound and refrigerated storage tanks in Bear Point and Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia. This allows for a large storage capacity, facilitating our ability to provide product nearly year-round.

Company Owners/Founders/Management
Robert and Wilbert Smith founded R. I. Smith Co. Ltd in 1935 offering salt fish to world markets

Robert’s son, Elnathan “Babe” Smith, lead the company from 1977 until the new millennium, and is currently a Director with R. I. Smith Lobster Co. Ltd.

Babe’s grandson, Jonathan Sears, is currently president at R. I. Smith Lobster Co. Ltd.

R. I. Smith Lobster Co. Ltd. has been active in the seafood industry for over 70 years.
R. I. Smith Lobster Co. Ltd was among the first in the industry to adopt the tube storage system in an effort to provide top-quality lobster at times when it is not seasonally available.

In March 2003, R. I. Smith Lobster Co. Ltd received C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) certification from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

R. I. Smith Lobster Co., Ltd is located on the southern tip of “Canada’s Ocean Playground”, in Bear Point, Nova Scotia. The office and tank facilities are situated on the coast with a view of the nearby harbour’s fishing boats and our lobster pound. Taking the 103 highway from Halifax, we are approximately 300 Km West. The Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Bar Harbor, Maine ferry as well as the Digby, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick ferry is within a couple hours drive from our location.

Aerial photo of Bear Point lobster pound and tank houses (1999)Seen at left is our lobster pound and tank house facilities in Bear Point, Nova Scotia. The Bear Point location is central to our lobster operation. The tank houses provide a large and convenient holding and packing area. Our main office has been recently relocated to this area.

Our Address is:
201 West Bear Point Road, Bear Point, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0W 3B0

Product List
We offer live lobster in various grades throughout the year that represent the very best in fine seafood.

Because our quality control standards are high, we select only the best lobster from the local catch, as well as lobster landed on other nearby shores. Our goal is always to deliver quality lobster for our customers satisfaction.

Below is a list of the sizes lobster is commonly graded by throughout the year.

– Chix – up to 1.24 lb
– Quarters – 1.25 to 1.49 lb
– Halves – 1.50 to 1.74 lb
– Three-quarters – 1.75 to 1.99 lb
– 2 – 3’s – 2.00 – 2.99 lb
– 3 – 4’s – 3.00 to 3.99 lb
– 4 – 6’s – 4.00 to 5.99 lb
– 6+ – 6.00 lb and up
– Culls – Lobster with claw(s) missing and/or undersized claw(s)
– Run – Mixture of all sizes, proportioned by catch

All sizes are typically packed in plastic or wooden crates in weights 100 lb. For more information or to place an order, please contact us via email at rismith@klis.com or you may also call us at 902-723-2380. We look forward to hearing from you.



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