Unilever (NYSE: UN, UL) announced that the sale of its North American seafood business to Nippon Suisan (USA), Inc, a subsidiary of Nippon Suisan Kaisha Limited for US$175 million in cash has been completed. In August 2001, Unilever signed a definitive agreement to sell the business, which comprises the Gorton's business in the United States and the BlueWater Seafoods business in Canada to Nippon Suisan.