Bornstein Seafoods, Inc.



Address: 1001 Hilton Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360.734.7990
Fax: 360.734.5732

Sales Inquiries & Availability
Vic Christenson, Sales –
John Roy, Sales –
Diane Francisco, Smoked Product Sales –

Address: 9 Portway Street, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503.325.6164
Fax: 503.325.0403

Sales Inquiries & Availability
Doug Heater, Sales & Fleet Manager –
Christa Svensson, Sales Value Added & MSC –

Phone: 503.744.0136
Fax: 503.744.0144

Sales Inquiries & Availability
Darren Freels, Sales –

About Us
Myer A. Bornstein founded Bornstein Seafoods in 1934, during the Great Depression. It was a time when moonshiners and federal agents were battling it out over illegal booze, night baseball was being introduced to the Pacific Northwest, and you could buy fresh, skinned sole in Bellingham, WA for 15 cents per pound!
The fledgling company cut its teeth in that rough and tumble time of give and take, eager to survive and make its mark in a world of turmoil and adversity. Hard work, commitment, and slogans like “If you don’t trade with us, we both lose money!” were the order of the day.
Myer Jay Bornstein, known as “Jay” in the industry, took the helm from his father in 1980. Under Jay’s leadership the company expanded its presence throughout the West Coast — with processing capabilities and buying stations that stretch from South East Alaska through Canada, Washington, Oregon, and down to Northern California.
In 2010, Bornstein Seafoods passed leadership of the company to its third generation – Jay’s three sons Kyle, Colin and Andrew Bornstein. With Colin serving as CEO, together they plan to continue Bornstein’s growth initiatives by focusing on Quality, Productivity, Professionalism, and Teamwork with staff, fishing partners, and customers. Bornstein Seafoods remains one of the oldest corporations in the industry because of our commitment to this philosophy.

With a global network, our sales team can source any seafood product you need. Through our factories in Oregon and Washington, and sourcing from Northern California to Alaska, Bornsteins can meet your specs at volumes large enough to drive any program. Wholesale orders less than 500 pounds are generally not cost effective for standard shipping.

The Pacific Northwest — home to lush evergreen forests, icy mountain streams, the majestic Columbia River, and wild seafood processed at Bornstein Seafoods. We have nearly 80 years experience processing wild natural fish and shellfish in our Oregon and Washington plants. Our longevity in the seafood industry stems from our commitment to sustainability in seafood sourcing, packaging, people and the environment.

Bornstein Seafoods sustainability policy is to purchase based upon harvest methods that meet strict management guidelines; to secure equitable sharing amongst all users, and to maintain our ecosystem for future generations in the Pacific Northwest.

Core to fulfilling these policies are our 20, 30, and even 40 year employees and their family members who can be found filleting and packaging fish, picking crab and shrimp meat, and selling our Bornstein product lines globally. Whether it’s donating time and resources to programs like the Clatsop County Fisheries Program or researching new packaging technology to reduce our carbon footprint, Bornstein Seafoods employees are engaged in making innovative choices that help us move towards the best sustainable practices.

Bornstein Seafoods also partners with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to help promote sustainable fishing practices and seafood traceability. All of our processing facilities are certified by the MSC and among the many species we process, five have received MSC certification — Albacore Tuna, Dungeness Crab, Oregon Pink Shrimp, Sardines and Pacific Whiting.



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