Bait Herring

Walcan knows herring.

For the past 40 years Walcan has been the leading producer of Pacific bait herring production for Western Canada and the United States. The herring caught in our local waters are amongst the finest that the world’s oceans have to offer. Walcan has carefully and meticulously packed herring under the Rhys Davis and Tom Brown labels. These brands are well-known to sport fishing circles all along the Pacific Coast of North America – from California all the way up to Alaska – and have long been a staple in the professional sport fisherman’s arsenal.

Whether you’re in Angoon, Alaska, Tofino B.C., Eureka, California or Yokohama, Japan chances are that Walcan Seafood Pacific herring has been there before you.



In 1974 Walcan began as a small, seasonal herring processor located on Quadra Island, BC, offering bait herring to the local fisheries. Since then, we have grown into a large volume North American seafood processor and distributor operating year round, with a product lineup that includes retort salmon, bait herring, BC spot prawns, salmon roe and sockeye salmon, as well as custom seafood processing services. One thing that has never changed throughout the years is our prime location to fresh seafood, and our focus on quality and sustainability.