Pelican co-owner Jim Foster is hooked on the seafood business
On the Ottawa seafood scene, Jim Foster is what you’d call a big fish.
For years now, the 55-year-old entrepreneur has been the friendly face of Pelican Seafood Market and Grill, a small business that he co-owns with his brother-in-law, Marc Roy.
The fish market and adjoining 60-seat seafood restaurant remain tucked away in a nondescript strip mall south of downtown. Yet, on any given day, the place is bustling with a community of customers – serving between 10,000 and 11,000 people each month.