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East Coast Seafood
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Paturel
Garbo Lobster

World's leading lobster and scallop supplier.

East Coast Seafood Group (ECSG) and its companies sell live lobster, fresh and frozen lobster products, fresh and frozen scallops and fin-fish throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. ECSG with its subsidiaries are listed in the top 15 N. American Seafood Companies. Read more

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Lobster from Canada

With a unique business model around lobster (live and frozen production in the same operating unit, Paturel International is located in the Bay of Fundy with direct access to the resource and offering lobster products for global distribution.

♥ Watch our lobster tail video to learn more about superior value. 

 

Product Showcase

 

Value added

Value added

Pasteurized Lobster Meat
Frozen Tails

Frozen Tails

Harvested at peak of sweetness.
Meat and Claws

Meat and Claws

Fresh and Frozen

 

Our Facility

Deer Island, New Brunswick Canada

Live Lobster Pounds

Live Lobster Pounds

Pristine location

Pristine location

Sanitary Clean Rooms

Sanitary Clean Rooms

Value Added Lines

Value Added Lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paturel International Company
Quality Products & Global Reach

Building on our existing five acre natural live lobster pound, the company has created a live lobster and fresh seafood "quality powerhouse." Using the most efficient equipment and processes, Deer Island is now capable of holding over 200,000 pounds of live lobster in an indoor, cold water system. Our new holding capacity enhances our natural, outdoor tidal pounds with an immeasurable capacity, giving customers guaranteed availability year round.

In addition, a tote-room offers extra capacity to our sophisticated live lobster holding methods. It is fully equipped with a trickle down cold water system that maximizes our plant capacity while creating a stringent, inventory-controlled environment.

  • Paturel® International has 40,000 square feet of BRC certified plant in the perfect location.
  • Strategically located within the harvesting areas of Canada and nearby Maine, Paturel is situated right over the border, in the Bay of Fundy
  • The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world, making its waters incredibly pristine.
  • The facility is powered by a constant filtration system of fresh water, fed by natural waters from the Bay of Fundy.
  • This system simulates a natural habitat for the lobsters traveling through the plant.
  • The tote room holds 90,000 lbs. of lobster at one time.
  • Our trickle down system holds 120,000 lbs. of lobster and runs on a sophisticated refrigeration unit.

Live Lobster Pounds

Live Lobster Pounds

Pristine location

Pristine location

Sanitary Clean Rooms

Sanitary Clean Rooms

Value Added Lines

Value Added Lines

 

Employment Paturel

ECSG and its operating subsidiaries are committed to offering meaningful employment opportunities to individuals in communities in underserved employment areas. We have a dedicated professional for the Paturel HR Department who works closely with the surrounding community.  This HR position is specific to employee housing, meals and fair work conditions.  Contact us or learn more about our product offerings.

A few of the items produced at Paturel:

Value added

Value added

Pasteurized Lobster Meat
Frozen Tails

Frozen Tails

Harvested at peak of sweetness.
Meat and Claws

Meat and Claws

Fresh and Frozen

 “Providing workforce opportunities in N. Atlantic coastal communities, is an important part of our sustainable business practice." Michael Tourkistas, CEO of East Coast Seafood

 

Quality Control Paturel

Committed to providing safe, top quality products

From the very beginning, Paturel International has believed quality control is an integral part of their business. When building this state-of-the-art plant on Deer Island, the company established onsite testing facilities and hired Tad Pawlowski, as Director of Quality Control, to oversee various product assurance programs.

Today, dedicated employees receive, test, pack and prepare products to ensure the quality and safety of our lobster and seafood.

 

Highlights of our Facility

  1. Paturel operates live lobster shipping and processing in the same facility.
  2. We are proud to report that we are BRC certified.
  3. Our Paturel facility is also Marine Steward Council (MSC) CoC certified.

Sustainability Paturel

Sustaining resources is an important goal for the company and this includes the amount of saleable product extracted from the harvest. Specifically, increasing the lobster yield is the key to higher profitability from boat to plate.  Utilizing a higher percentage of the gross harvest is at the heart of the company’s sustainability plan.

An excellent example is the unique Paturel business model around lobster (live and frozen production in the same operating facility.) The company leverages efficiencies to utilize more of the lobster harvest – minimizing waste. In addition, product logistics between various production plants, provides efficiencies of scale and increased flexibility. Moreover, value added and convenience products are increasing, and the company is now involved in lobster retail items like pasteurized lobster meat (fresh not frozen.)

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THE WORLD’S LEADING SUPPLIER OF
LIVE LOBSTER AND SCALLOPS

LOCATION

Corporate Headquarters
448 Boston Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
USA/International +1.978.561.3800
Fax: +1.978.887.2074
España Tel. +34 91 304 9579
France Tel. + 33 14 978 9254
UK Tel. +44 (0)870 1144 600

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