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Top Quality Seafood Products

East Coast Seafood Group (ECSG), established in 1981, has built an unrivaled reputation as a global leader in the seafood industry around its signature products, North American lobster and North American scallops.

Today the company operates worldwide, fulfilling customer requirements and providing a diversified line of top quality seafood products. ECSG services customers across the globe from its facilities in the USA and Canada as well as its European sales and distribution operation.

ECSG customers and partners benefit from access to a vertically integrated network focused on maintaining high levels of product quality, reliability, and customer service. The ECSG portfolio of seafood companies includes but is not limited to East Coast Seafood, Seatrade International, Garbo LobsterMaine Fair Trade Lobster and Paturel International.  

  • Over $400 million in annual sales
  • Top 15 North American Seafood Supplier
  • More than 35 years as a leader in the seafood business
  • Procuring lobster and scallops directly from the boat
  • Committed to supplying high quality seafood and future company-wide BRC certification
  • MSC CoC certified state-of-the-art production facilities in USA and Canada

The Management Team

Michael J. Tourkistas

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Tourkistas is the founder of East Coast Seafood and the East Coast Seafood Group. He attended Northeastern University as an undergraduate, and graduated from the Owners/Presidents Management Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. Obtaining a retail seafood company in 1981 through his restaurant business, Mr. Tourkistas has built an international seafood company and has become a leader in the global seafood industry.

Spiros Tourkakis

Executive Vice President

Spiros Tourkakis joined East Coast Seafood and the East Coast Seafood Group at its inception in 1981. After familiarizing himself with the product and the industry Mr. Tourkakis focused on product management. In the following 30+ years he built the industry's largest and most reliable supply network establishing the company's industry leading relationships with harvesters and shore buyers.Today he directs the company’s vast strategic sourcing and inventory management division. Mr. Tourkakis holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, an MBA from Suffolk University and a Diploma in Business from MIT. He is the recipient of the 2003 Leadership Award from the Reusable Packaging Association of North America and the 2004 Annual Innovation Award by the Material Handling Management Publication. He also sits in the Entrepreneurship Leadership Council of Suffolk University.

James C. Bouras

Chief Financial Officer

James C. Bouras joined East Coast Seafood Group in 1986 after spending four years in public accounting with Pannell Kerr Forster auditing various businesses, and three years as Financial Controller of a privately held manufacturer. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, attended the Key Executive Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Robert Blais

Chief Operating Officer

Joining East Coast Seafood Group in 2012 in a company merger, Bob was historically the Controller for Seatrade International. Offering a consulting background in accounting and graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, Bob has provided expertise to Seatrade since 1992. He became Chief Operating Officer of Seatrade in 2014.