Aerial photo of fish plant.

Products

All Purvis Fisheries products are caught wild by our fleet of gill net and trap net boats and processed the same day in our own registered fish plant. This reduces its carbon footprint and retains its quality. Our fishery is controlled and regulated by the Ministry of Natural Resources to maintain a sustainable resource.

Availability

Our fishing season runs from early March until the end of January, depending on the winter conditions. During the season we offer fresh whole fish and fillets. There is also a frozen supply all year. The fillets are vacuumed packed to seal in all the freshness, flavour and texture.

Cost & Shipping

We ship to all places in Ontario, Quebec and the United States, however, U.S. orders must be 1000 lbs minimum. Product prices and shipping costs depend on current market values and receiving location, please contact us for more information.

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Whitefish

Photo: profile of a lake whitefish.

The Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) is a species of freshwater whitefish from North America. They are found throughout much of Canada and parts of the northern United States of Minnesota and Michigan, including the Great Lakes. A valuable commercial fish, whitefish are also occasionally taken by sport fishermen.

Cooked whitefish has an exceptionally fine, sweet, light flavour. Even those who don't like to eat fish find they can enjoy whitefish due to its mildness. It's perfect for a variety of dishes and adapts to almost any cooking method.

Whole Dressed

  • Fresh or frozen.
  • Size; medium (2-3lbs), large (3-4lbs) and jumbo (4lbs and up).
  • Frozen fish are packed in single layers so they can easily be broken apart.

Filleted

  • Fresh or frozen.
  • Cut options; skin removed, pin bone out (PBO).
  • Packing options; straight-up or vacuum packed with one, two, three, or four per pack.

Smoked

  • Fresh or frozen.
  • Fillets, chunks or whole fish.
  • Packing options; straight-up or vacuum packed with one, two, three, or four per pack.

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Lake Trout

Photo: profile of a lake trout.

The Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a freshwater char (salmon) living mainly in lakes in northern North America. Lake trout are the largest of the chars, the record weighing almost 46.3 kg (102 lb).

Lake trout flesh is deep orange in colour and is delicious both BBQ'd or baked. Its flavour and texture is very similar to salmon steak, but with the benefits of having been wild caught and having higher counts of natural omega-3 fatty acids.

Whole Dressed

  • Fresh or frozen.
  • Size; medium (5 lbs & under) and large (6 lbs & over).
  • Frozen fish are packed in single layers so they can easily be broken apart.

Filleted

  • Fresh or frozen.
  • Cut options; pin bone out (PBO).
  • Packing options; straight-up or vacuum packed with one, two, three, or four per pack.

Smoked

  • Fresh or frozen.
  • Fillets only.
  • Flavour options; lemon pepper, cajun, seasoned, and plain.
  • Packing options; straight-up or vacuum packed with one, two, three, or four per pack.

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Herring

Photo: profile of a lake herring.

The Lake Herring (Coregonus artedi) is a species of freshwater whitefish in the family Salmonidae. It is also known as the cisco, lake herring, chub, tullibee, and northern cisco and occasionally grows as large as 40 cm and 2.3 kg (five pounds).

Whole Dressed

  • Fresh or frozen.
  • Size; 1-3lbs.
  • Frozen fish are packed in single layers so they can easily be broken apart.

Smoked

  • Fresh or frozen.
  • Whole fish only.
  • Packing options; straight-up or vacuum packed with one or two per pack.

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Sturgeon

Photo: profile of a lake herring.

One of the oldest families of bony fish in existence, the Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) are native to subtropical, temperate and sub-Arctic rivers, lakes and coastlines of Eurasia and North America.

Smoked

  • Fresh or frozen.
  • Pieces only.
  • Packing options; straight-up or vacuum packed with one or two per pack.

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Fresh vs. Frozen

Studies have shown that fish which is carefully vacuum packed, frozen and expertly handled keeps its "fresh from the water" flavor and texture. Tests conducted by Michigan State University Department of Food Science and the Human Nutrition Sensory Evaluation Laboratory indicated that consumers could not differentiate the cooked flavour of fresh lake whitefish from vacuum packed frozen lake whitefish. The nutritional value of frozen fish also remains similar to its fresh counterpart.

Our whitefish is now Ocean Wise™ Recommended!

Learn about Ocean Wise™ Recommended.We've joined over 450 participating Ocean Wise™ members, all having committed to providing ocean friendly alternatives to our customers. It’s your assurance that you are making the best choice to ensure the health of our lakes and oceans for generations to come.

Recipes Etc...

We've assembled a couple of our favorite recipes along with some additional info about the many health benefits of fish.

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