High Liner Foods , the Canada-based seafood group, has decided to consolidate its US operations in the wake of last year’s acquisition of rival FPI .

The company said the acquisition of FPI – made in tandem with peer Ocean Choice – had boosted its business in the foodservice channel.

“The addition of the FPI businesses has transformed our organization, having increased our scale and provided us a strong market entry into the US foodservice market, which is now the most sizeable market segment in which we operate,” said president and CEO Henry Demone.

Keith Decker has been named as president and COO of High Liner’s US operations.

Decker’s predecessor, Mark Lamothe, has left the company to “pursue other interests”.

Officials at High Liner could not be reached for immediate comment.