Quoddy’s main facility is located on 34 coastal acres in Pennfield, New Brunswick, Canada. Our site overlooks the famous Bay of Fundy known for the world’s highest tides and its delicious seafood.
We operate a year-round, land-based, saltwater recirculating holding tank system (RAS) where we raise green sea urchins and hold live American lobsters. Our 10 tank RAS system is capable of holding 100,000 kilos of sea urchins and/or 175,000 kilos of lobsters. We have the capacity for two million juvenile sea urchins on site at any given time.
Our egg-to-table green sea urchin operation relies on our partnership with the Huntsman Marine Science Centre located in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Their researchers have been studying the best methods for spawning green sea urchins. This cutting-edge facility is the first of its kind in North America. Millions of sea urchins are incubated onsite at the Huntsman from the larvae and plankton stages through their metamorphosis into young adults. When the sea urchins measure one centimetre they are transferred to our Pennfield facility until they are fully mature and ready for harvest.
The Quoddy facility in Pennfield includes a small CFIA registered processing plant. This plant has a full quality management plan in place and is used for sorting, processing, and shipping within North America and around the world.