The Gorton's Family Whale Killing Business

Publication - 2 December, 2005
For 70 years, the Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. company ofJapan—also known as Nissui—has been involved with thelarge scale commercial hunting of great whales, whichcontinues today despite the international ban on commercialwhaling. In 2001, Nissui, through its US subsidiary NipponSuisan USA, purchased seafood giant Gorton’s, Inc. ofGloucester, Massachusetts. Gorton’s is the leading retaildistributor of frozen fish products in the US, generatingapproximately $200 million in annual revenue—the mostlucrative of all of Nissui’s overseas business segments.

Gorton's fish fillets

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