Tomas Slade Gorton, Jr. began his career at age fourteen as a fisherman’s apprentice aboard schooners that fished on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland. Early on he was driven to provide his customers with exceptional service, fair pricing and consistent access to great seafood. Today, a 5th generation of Gortons continues the legacy of the original Gorton family who made its start in the seafood business in 1849. We are a company of skillful, dedicated and hard-working people, passionate about helping our customers succeed in ensuring an enjoyable dining experience for the American consumer.
How it gets from the depths of the world’s oceans to our table is a complex and exciting tale. Through old trades and new technologies, managing this process is what we do best.In addition to our partner’s Icelandic fishing fleet, state-of-the-art processing plants and vertically integrated land-based aquaculture operations, our extended global supply network spans nearly 50 countries and over 100 commercial seafood species.
Slade proudly supplies North America’s retailers, distributors and foodservice operators with a vast array of fresh and frozen seafood products and ready-to-cook meal solutions. Through our East Coast processing facilities and nationwide storage and transportation network, Slade Gorton ensures consistent and reliable access to our fresh and frozen seafood products and ready-to-cook meal solutions.