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Where to buy Seal Meat

Seal meat is quietly gaining a place in the repertoires of Canada’s top chefs and is also becoming more accessible to the home chef. Find out where you can find seal meat!

  • Increases energy
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Promotes red blood cell formation
  • Boosts immune system
  • Repairs body tissues
  • Improves muscle function
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  • Increases energy
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Promotes red blood cell formation
  • Boosts immune system
  • Repairs body tissues
  • Improves muscle function
Shop Shop


Looking to buy seal meat?

In all cases, the meat offered has been processed according to protocols set out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency or other provincial authorities such as Newfoundland and Labrador as well as Quebec. The seal harvest itself is tightly regulated and governed by strict quotas and regulations.


This is by no means a complete list of places to buy or dine on seal, but it should get you started. Check back often for updates.


If you are a restaurant or retailer in Quebec or Montreal, there are a few ways to order seal meat. Let’s take a closer look at the different options:


Boucherie Spécialisée Côte-à-Côte: A Trusted Supplier

When it comes to seal meat, Boucherie Spécialisée Côte-à-Côte is a renowned supplier in Quebec. They have a wide range of high-quality seal meat products that cater to both restaurants and retailers. With their commitment to sourcing the finest seal meat, Boucherie Spécialisée Côte-à-Côte ensures that you get the best flavors and textures in every seal meat products.

You can order directly from Boucherie Spécialisée Côte-à-Côte. In this case, the products will be delivered to CTMA warehouses in Quebec or Montreal. You can find the warehouse locations at  Shipping fee will be applied to your purchase. For an order to CTMA in Brossard (Montreal), for example, the frozen shipping cost from the Magdalen Islands is $53.77 + taxes.



If you’re in the restaurant business, consider contacting one of these distributors for a source of Canadian seal meat:

  • PRODIS is a well-established distributor based in Laval (Quebec). They distribute delicious selection of seal meat products throughout most of the province. T 438-887-9675 or 514-692-4104. To order:
  • LA GAMME is a non-profit regional development initiative that serves producers and processors in Gaspésie and the Magdalen Islands. You can place your order by visiting their website at or by contacting them at 514-666-1730, ext. 1. You can also write an email at  They can deliver to Montreal and Quebec City, and the order will be sent directly to you. Click here to see the different options offered by Boucherie Côte-à-côte including the ingredient list and cooking direction.
  • Poissonnerie La Mer – Poissonnerie La Mer offers a few star products such as seal sausages, seal peperettes and seal burgers at their retail location in Montreal but they can also offer delivery for specific cuts such as seal loins to restaurants when available.


Below is a list of seal meat products available for distribution in Quebec:

Seal Meat Products List

Seal Burger

250g (2 patties x 125 g)

32 pck/case

Nutritional value

Seal Loin (Veal)

Format 350-500g per loin

5.5 KG/case

Nutritional value

Adult Seal Loin

Format 350-500g per loin

5.5 KG/case

Nutritional value

Adult Seal Flipper

Seal shoulder cleaned

15 kg/case

Nutritional value

Seal Peperette

50 g (2 peperettes x 25 g)

5 KG/case

Nutritional value

Seal Rillette

10 x 1kg

10 KG/case

Nutritional value

Seal Sausages

Pack of 2, frozen

11 kg/case

Nutritional value

Smoked Seal

Whole loin + – 1.5 KG

+ – 5 KG/case

Nutritional value

Butchery Trio

3 cases of 12 jars:

1 x pulled seal meat 250 ml

1 x orange seal terrine 125 ml

1 x smoked salmon rillettes 125 ml


In Quebec, seal meat often appears on menus under the name loup-marin, rather than the better-known French term phoque. Note that seal is a seasonal item on some (but not all) menus and store shelves. To avoid disappointment, it’s best to call ahead and check availability.

Restaurants :

Les Îles en ville

Seal Chili made with seal flipper served with salad, homemade raspberry vinaigrette and beets.

Pied Bleu

Barley and Seal Soup: Blood sausage broth, braised and smoked seal flipper, seal loin gravlax, barley, carrots and herbs.

Bistro Côté-Est

Seal loin in Kamouraska!

Louise Taverne & Bar à vin

Seal loin tataki, vanilla celeriac puree, berry gastric and strawberry sorbet.

Caribou Gourmand

Seal tataki, wild berry coulis with red wine, seaweed, mustard caviar and fried caribou mousse.

Perles et Paddock

Seal tataki, fir butter, seaweed puree, salicornia, dune pepper.


Seal, smoked butter, dry dip with larch, dune pepper, Labrador tea and raspberry.


Pâté with seal, foie gras and pork meat.

Bar à vin liège

Seal tataki with hibiscus powder and rasberry sauce.

In the Magdalen Islands, visit Boucherie Spécialisée Côte-à-Côte for a wide array of seal (loup-marin) products. For skilfully prepared seal dishes, check out Resto des Pas Perdus, Bistro Alpha, Bistro Accents, and Château Madelinot.


Ready to prepare your own seal meat? Visit these grocery stores:

Find seal meat in Ontario and Newfoundland

Ontario has a small but growing list of sources of seal meat. Try Off the Hook Fish Market in Richmond Hill or check in with Toronto’s Antler Kitchen and Bar. Antler participated in Seal Fest 2020 and created a dish with adult seal loin, blueberries, and pickled chanterelles.


In the Ottawa/Gatineau region, call to pre-order seal meat at these locations: Saslove’s (Byward Market and Wellington Street), Glebe Meat Market, Boucherie Gréber, and La Maison Bisson.


In Newfoundland, the other key location for the Canadian seal harvest, look for seal meat on sale in season at The Fish Depot and Coleman’s. The province’s top restaurants, including Chiched Bistro, Mallard Cottage, and Raymond’s feature seal on the menu in season. Recent participants in Seal Fest include Mussels on the Corner, O’Reilly’s Pub and , Yellow Belly Brewery (all in St. John’s).


As you can see, seal meat is starting to have a real presence in the marketplace. Now’s the time to join the wave by preparing and serving this delicious, nutritious, 100% wild and natural meat. Get ready to delight and be delighted.

O'Reilly's Irish Pub

Seal Poutine, made with hand-cut chips, braised seal meat, cheese curds, gravy, and crispy scrunchions.

Chinched Bistro

Grilled seal loin, smokey parsnips mash, blueberry demi-glace and candied orange.


Harp seal loin, grilled bread, pickled chanterelles and pearl onions with a wild blueberry jus.


Pure Omega-3 Oil

Seal oil is a complete source of Omega-3 (DPA + DHA + EPA) with optimized absorption given its mammalian molecular structure.

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Seal Oil


Unique Natural Fur & Leather

Seal fur and leather is a very versatile textile used in multiple applications such as accessories, footwear, outerwear and home decor.

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Seal Fur & Leather


Wild Canadian Meat

Seal meat represents an excellent source of protein and is high in iron, zinc, magnesium and vitamin B-12. This wild game meat is free from antibiotics and added hormones.

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Seal Meat