Paramount is now the proud owner of Brunswick seafood in Australasia. Brunswick is a Canadian brand, well known for its long history of quality seafood products dating back to the 1900's.
Around 1885, brothers Lewis and Patrick Connors began fishing the waters off Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick in a small, open boat named "Hummingbird". A few years later, they built a fishing weir to capitalize on the sizable stocks of sardine-sized herring that appeared in the clear, cool waters of the Bay of Fundy each summer. Inspired by their leadership, other fishers arrived and began constructing weirs, an opportunity not unnoticed by the ever-industrious Lewis Connors, who soon opened a general store to provide the newcomers with essentials.
About 1889, the brothers tried their hands at canning blueberries and then Finnan Haddie. The product line was quickly expanded to include canned scallops and clams, which were produced in significant quantities. Always wanting to do more, the brothers brought canning equipment from Eastport, Maine to Blacks Harbour and began canning sardines in cottonseed oil and mustard. Business grew, and with it their appetite to expand. In 1893, the two formed a joint-stock company, appropriately naming it Connors Bros. Limited. Two years later, the company started producing machine-made cans, a welcome advance from the days of hand-production. With this efficiency, larger warehouses and new buildings were required. The fishing fleet grew too and other processing plants were acquired.
The BRUNSWICK brand name soon resonated with consumers across Canada, and afterward in many foreign countries. Over the years Connors continued to innovate and modernize its operations to become the world's largest processor of canned sardines. It is because of our unwavering commitment to quality and continued innovation that BRUNSWICK is now a leading brand of canned seafood in over 40 countries around the world.