ABOUT FLEET FISHERIES
Located in the most valuable & historic seaport in the USA, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Fleet Fisheries began as a single fishing vessel owned and captained by Lars Vinjerud II in the 1980’s.
Harvesting and wholesaling the native catch of the North Atlantic over the next 3 decades as Fleet Fisheries, Lars grew the company into a modern fleet of 17 boats. From these scallopers, lobster boats and long-liners the catch is processed shore side at a modern, state-of-the-art facility.
In 2011, Fleet Fisheries merged with Oceans Alive Scallops, a recognized leader in the processing of Fresh North Atlantic Sea Scallops. Top chefs from around the globe asked for the scallops by the name in their distinctive blue can. The company took on the new name of OceansFleet Fisheries.
Fleet Fisheries scallops were served in the season 5 finale of Top Chef program on the Bravo Network. Chef Hosea Rosenberg won the competition and as they say the rest is history.
The company is uses state-of-the-art technology, software and systems throughout their facilities, vessels and vehicles to be on the forefront of today's seafood industry.
Today, Fleet Fisheries has become one of the very few vertically integrated seafood companies in the nation. Providing traceability to the vessel and managing the harvest for sustainability and availability year round, Fleet has grown both nationally and globally.
Fleet Fisheries today is comprised of nearly two dozen fishing vessels along with multiple facilities for offloading, processing and storing the fine seafood that you have come to know as the standard in seafood quality that we always strive to provide to our customers.
We thank you for taking the time to visit our website and hope to hear from you in the near future to fulfill all of your seafood needs.
PHOTO CAPTION: Fleet’s CEO Lars Vinjerud II can be seen as the captain on F/V Leader back in 1991. We take pride in our long heritage of fishing enabling our vast seafood experience & knowledge.
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