“Unless you catch your own, there is no better way to sample exquisitely fresh seafood than ordering from Browne Trading.” – New York Times

Eric Ripert and Rod Browne Mitchell
Our Owner, Rod Mitchell (Left), with Chef Eric Ripert (Right) of Le Bernardin. Sampling Browne’s signature Peekytoe Crab

Located in the heart of Portland, Maine’s Commercial Fishing District, Browne Trading was established by prominent seafood epicure Rod Browne Mitchell, in 1991. Continuing his family’s long tradition in the seafood trade, Browne Trading is nationally renowned for sourcing the ultimate in pristine quality, fresh seafood.

Caviar importers

Browne Trading has a legacy of being one of the premier providers of fine caviar in the United States.

This legacy began with the direct importation of caviar from the Caspian Sea, which included wild Ossetra, Sevruga, and of course the famed Beluga Sturgeon caviar.

As the market for wild Caspian caviar became restricted due to the overfishing of caviar-producing sturgeon, Browne Trading turned to farmed alternatives. Working closely with the aquaculturists and biologists, Browne Trading began importing farmed sturgeon caviar in the mid-2000’s.

Browne Trading’s caviar program focuses on traceability and quality. The best way to ensure both, Browne Trading figured, was to co-brand and work directly with the farms producing caviar.

Browne Trading is the only company in the United States that co-brands with producers of caviar. We work closely with sturgeon farms in Belgian, Italy, Israel, China, and the USA.

Currently, we import Osetra sturgeon, Siberian sturgeon, hybrid sturgeon, and American White sturgeon caviars. We are hoping to add a Beluga-Hybrid sturgeon caviar to our offering soon.

Smokehouse on-site

Our Portland headquarters includes an on-site specialty smokehouse where we handcraft our smoked salmon, fish, and select shellfish. Browne Trading’s Smokemaster has taken an age-old food preservation method and turned it into an art form.

Innovative ideas and the use of unique flavor combinations result in the most delicate and delicious smoked seafood.

Order caviar and seafood online

We are passionate about seafood, and we want to share that passion with you. Order online now, and we will ship your order directly to your door.