Friday, May 1, 2015

Gorton's Seafood Trusted Since 1849 Review


Trusted Catch™: Responsible Sourcing

At Gorton's, we partner with suppliers who share our passion for bringing the highest quality and freshest seafood to consumers and to protecting the world’s marine resources, habitats, and ecosystems. These suppliers adhere to our stringent quality standards, may be subject to third-party inspections and audits, and go through an annual risk assessment. Our seafood is fully traceable to the source.
While the majority of our wild caught seafood is from MSC-certified fisheries and the majority of our aquaculture (farmed) seafood is from BAP/ASC-certified sources, our Trusted Catch™ program goes beyond certification to enact real change in the industry and on the water. By basing decisions on scientific data and utilizing best practices, we ensure that our seafood is responsibly sourced today and that our seafood resources are protected for the future.

Status of Gorton's Fisheries and Sources

Wild Caught



Alaska Pollock MSC-certified fisheries in the Eastern Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk
Pacific Salmon MSC-certified fisheries and/or fisheries under Fishery Improvement Projects in the North Pacific Ocean
Haddock MSC-certified fisheries in the Barents Sea
Flounder MSC-certified fisheries in the North Pacific Ocean
Cod MSC-certified fisheries in the Barents Sea and the Bering Sea
Pacific Whiting MSC-certified fisheries in the North Pacific Ocean
Shrimp Central and South America from MSC-certified fisheries, fisheries under MSC pre-assessment or those identified for Fishery Improvement Projects
Clams Fishing zones of the Atlantic Ocean that are responsibly fished according to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)





Tilapia Southeast Asia from BAP2Star (Best Aquaculture Practices) or ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) certified sources
Shrimp Central & South America and Southeast Asia from BAP-certified sources or those working towards certification.
As part of our Trusted Catch™ program, we keep our focus on long-term sustainability and continuous fishery improvement, which is why we actively support Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) for wild-caught seafood and actively search for Aquaculture Improvement Projects (AIPs) for farmed seafood. FIPs and AIPs are alliances of stakeholders, such as processors, producers, non-governmental organizations, and/or catchers, that come together to resolve problems within a specific fishery or improve a specific aspect of the fishery that requires attention, such as unreported bycatch. The goal of a FIP or AIP is to improve the responsible sourcing practices of the fishery and meet all the standards required for being certified as sustainable by a credible third-party certification body, such as MSC.
Gorton's Involvement in Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) and Aquaculture Improvement Projects (AIPs)
Russian Pollock Fisheries Improvement Project
Gorton's is a leading participant and full steering committee member of the Russian Pollock Sustainability Alliance, which started the Russian Pollock FIP in 2009. The goal of the Russian Pollock FIP is to improve the fishery by pressing for better policies and management while voluntarily changing purchasing and fishing practices to reduce problems such as illegal/unregulated/unreported bycatch and to meet and exceed sustainability levels required for MSC certification. The Russian Sea of Okhotsk Pollock Fishery achieved full MSC-certification in September 2013.
North Pacific Salmon Fishery Improvement Project
Gorton's is actively engaged in wild Salmon fishery improvement efforts across the Pacific Rim as a stakeholder in the North Pacific Salmon FIP run by the Wild Salmon Center (WSC) and through a commitment to source from wild Salmon fisheries that are third-party certified, in assessment, or in a credible FIP. The WSC is an international conservation organization located in Portland, Oregon, that identifies science-based solutions to ensure long-term abundance and diversity of wild Pacific Salmon by improving management practices and increasing the supply of third-party certified, sustainable Salmon.

Skillet Crisp Tilapia Classic Seasonings

Skillet Crisp

Crisp and delicious from your skillet! Gorton’s 5-Star Tilapia® is carefully selected for the mildest, flakiest fillets, then lightly coated in classic seasonings with a touch of real lemon for more fish in every bite. Deliciously crisp from your skillet!
  • 5-Star Tilapia®
  • Lightly Coated
  • No MSG, artificial colors or flavors
  • Natural Omega-3

Skillet Crisp Talapia garlic and herb seasoning


Crisp and delicious from your skillet! Gorton’s 5-Star Tilapia® is carefully selected for the mildest, flakiest fillets, then lightly coated in garlic and herb seasonings for more fish in every bite. Deliciously crisp from your skillet!
  • 5-Star Tilapia®
  • Lightly Coated
  • No MSG, artificial colors or flavors
  • Natural Omega-3


Our Mission: The Gorton's Way

Since 1849, Gorton’s mission has been to help people everywhere enjoy the goodness of great seafood.
Our passion for great seafood is inspired by the variety of delicious ways seafood can be served, and by the inherent goodness of seafood that helps those who enjoy it live happier, healthier lives.
In pursuing our mission, we’re committed to earning consumers’ trust with everything we do, and to living by the set of values we call the Gorton’s Way.

The Gorton’s Way includes:

  • An intense focus on satisfying the consumer first, last, and always
  • A commitment to providing competitively superior products and matchless customer service
  • An organization and individual dedication to always doing things right and doing the right things
  • A strong belief in the importance of all our people, their ideas, and their ability to take ownership and make a difference
  • A partnership with all our business associates that is based on clear requirements and superior execution
  • A restless dissatisfaction that causes continuous learning, changing, and improving
  • An extraordinary responsiveness to what needs to be done, made possible by effective focus, teamwork, and communication


Authentic Fish Tacos

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

24 minutes


4 (10 tacos)


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Everyone’s had fish tacos, but this recipe kicks your expectations up to the next level- olé!


1. Prepare Gorton's Crunchy Breaded Tilapia Fillets according to package directions.
2. To make salsa: In a blender, mix chiles, garlic, tomatoes and salt. Blend very briefly. The mixture should be slightly chunky.
3. Transfer salsa to a bowl and stir in the prepared Gorton's Crunchy Breaded Tilapia Fillets.
4. To assemble tacos, divide fish mixture among tortillas and top each taco with about 1 tablespoon of cabbage. Serve with additional salsa and lime wedges on the side, if desired.


1 package (17.2 oz) Gorton's Breaded Tilapia Fillets or Sticks
10 flour tortillas, warmed
1 cup cabbage or iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 limes, quartered
2 cups fresh chipotle salsa (3 pieces canned chipotle chilies en adobo, 2 cloves of roasted and peeled garlic, 2 boiled and peeled tomatoes, salt to taste)


To reduce preparation by 10 minutes, replace fresh chipotle salsa with two cups prepared salsa.


Here is the first box I box, still frozen, 5 pieces of tilapia with classic seasoning with a touch of lemon.



 Baked 425 F

on a baking sheet in the oven for 11 minutes on each side.

22 min total

 I made some tartar sauce and sliced some fresh lemon for those who like either or both.

Below I toasted some whole grain bread, added tartar sauce, mixed greens, and dill pickle slices with 1 Gorton's skillet Crisp Talapia fillet cut in half to make a sandwich.


Next I made the Gortons Skillet Crisp Tilapia Garlic & Herb flavor. I served it on a bed of long grain rice and other grains.

Baked 425 F

on a baking sheet in the oven for 11 minutes on each side.

22 min total

The little girls loved their Gortons crispy garlic & herb fillets. I served them with star & moon potato crisps and a fresh fruit salad with a slice of lime.

 The 3 yr old and 6 yr old loved these Gortons Skillet Crisp talapia even more than fish sticks!

 My family and I really enjoyed the Gorton's Skillet Crisp talapia. I have to say the Classic Seasonings with a touch of lemon was my favorite! I love how these skillet crisps are lightly battered, flakey fillets with just the right amount of seasonings and are not mushy or overcooked like some fish fillets are. We enjoyed them with a squeeze of lemon on a bed of grains and fresh steamed vegetables.  We also really liked the fillets on the fish sandwiches we made. That was my favorite as well! I am so happy I got to try Gorton's Seafood again, because we really love these skillet crisp talapia fillets.

I received this product in exchange for a review. I was not compensated for my review and all my opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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