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NFI Crab Council expands
US company E. Frank Hopkins Seafood has become a member of the National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council. 03 Nov 2017
Seafood America joins NFI Crab Council
Seafood America has become The National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council’s latest member. 31 Aug 2017
NFI speaks out on Mexican shrimp boycott
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has spoken out on the Mexican shrimp boycott calling it a misguided attempt to draw attention to the issue which will put committed supporters of legal, sustainable shrimp harvesting at a disadvantage. 30 Mar 2017
New NFI Salmon Council member
Trapananda Seafarms has become the latest member of the NFI Salmon Council. 22 Mar 2016
NFI publishes top 10 seafood list
The USA’s National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has published its list of top 10 most consumed seafood items, with shrimp, canned tuna and salmon taking the top three spots. 24 Sep 2012
Packaging company becomes NFI Crab Council member
Alabama-based Gilpin and Company, Inc. has become the first associate member of the National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council. 06 Nov 2012
Crab Council research Thai sustainability
The National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council has joined the Thai Frozen Food Association’s Thai Crab Product Group, the Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Centre and Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University (RBRU) to carry out scientific research on sustainability efforts. 21 Nov 2012
Trans Global joins NFI Crab Council
Florida based seafood company, Trans Global Products Inc, has become the newest member of the National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council. 03 Jan 2013
NFI informs retailers of Greenpeace hypocrisy
Greenpeace’s annual sustainability survey and ranking of US grocers, 'Carting Away the Oceans', has been criticised by the National Fisheries Institute (NFI). 07 Mar 2013
Greenpeace responds to NFI criticism
In response to a recent article published regarding the National Fisheries Institute's (NFI) criticism of Greenpeace’s annual sustainability survey and ranking of US grocers, 'Carting Away the Oceans', World Fishing & Aquaculture has received the following letter from Greenpeace USA’s Oceans Campaign Director, John Hocevar. 12 Mar 2013
NFI launches Salmon Council
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has launched the Salmon Council which has been set up to promote all salmon in the US market. 13 Mar 2013
NFI wants answers from Greenpeace
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has come up with a set of 10 questions which it believes reporters should ask Greenpeace before publishing its impending press release about American retailers' seafood sustainability practices. 17 Apr 2013
Philippines crab management
A crab management plan has been approved by the Philippines’ department of agriculture, department of interior and local government (DA-DILG) to conserve and regulate blue swimming crab. 16 Jul 2013
New executive director for NFI Crab Council
Ed Rhodes has been announced as the new executive director of the NFI Crab Council. 06 Aug 2013
NFI looks at US salmon consumption
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Salmon Council is to improve salmon marketing in the US after carrying out a US$60,000 research study on salmon consumption. 28 Aug 2013
Trade Commission overthrows US shrimp case
The International Trade Commission has voted against imposing duties on shrimp imported from Thailand, Indonesia, China, India, Ecuador, Vietnam and Malaysia. 27 Sep 2013
Fighting seafood fraud
Two American trade associations have joined forces in an effort to fight back against seafood fraud. 26 Sep 2013
New minimum size for crab
The US’ National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council has announced that the minimum size crab its members will accept from processors has been increased from 8cm to 10cm, to allow crabs more time to grow, mature and reproduce. 29 Oct 2013
Seafood remains popular with US consumers
The popularity of seafood in America, in particular shrimp, canned tuna and salmon, continues to grow, says the National Fisheries Institute (NFI). 06 Nov 2013
Crab Council receives grant
The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council has been given a grant by Sea Pact, an alliance of seafood distributors that is donating to four organisations working in seafood sustainability to further special initiatives. 21 Nov 2013
NFI assesses Indonesian sustainability
The National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council is teaming up with the global collaborative known as 5in10 to look at the economic impact of sustainability initiatives. 20 Dec 2013
O’Scannlain takes over as NFI chairman
Fortune Fish & Gourmet president & CEO Sean O’Scannlain has been announced as the new chairman of the USA’s National Fisheries Institute (NFI). 14 Jan 2014
Minimum crab size set in Indonesia
The Indonesia Crab Processing Association (APRI) has adopted a sourcing policy setting the minimum size for purchasing Blue Swimming Crab at 10cm. 25 Feb 2014
New website for Crab Council
The NFI Crab Council’s new website - CommittedtoCrab.org – has been launched to provide information and updates on the Council’s sustainability projects in Southeast Asia. 19 Mar 2014
Salmon Council welcomes new members
The US NFI Salmon Council has announced the addition of new members - Blumar USA and Platina Seafood USA. 28 May 2014
FDA: Pregnant women should eat more seafood
New advice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is encouraging pregnant and breastfeeding women to eat two to three servings of seafood each week to help their babies’ brain develop. 12 Jun 2014
GB Aqua new Crab Council member
GB Aqua has become the newest member of the NFI Crab Council. 07 Aug 2014
New API executive director
Dr Hawis Madduppa has been announced as the new executive director for the Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab Association (APRI). 16 Oct 2014
New NFI Crab Council member
The NFI Crab Council has welcomed Ocean Source Group as its latest member. 20 Nov 2014
Tom Elliott passes away
Respected and admired businessman and industry leader Tom Elliott passed away on 29 November. 02 Dec 2014
NFI slams latest Greenpeace campaign
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) is calling on media and industry to research and question Greenpeace’s latest fund raising campaign, which “uses tuna as a poster child for its fund raising efforts”. 10 Mar 2015
Consumers missing out on seafood benefits
According to a study conducted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists, while most US consumers eat some seafood, the amounts are inadequate to meet federal dietary guidelines. 06 Aug 2015
New NFI Crab Council member
Lawrence Street Seafood Co. Inc, has joined the National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council, bringing the US organisation’s membership to 19 crab importing companies. 23 Sep 2015
NFI Crab Council signs MOU with SFP
The National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council has signed an agreement with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership that formalises a relationship of collaboration and common-interest for Blue Swimming Crab sustainability. 17 Nov 2015
New seafood newsletter for NFI members
The US National Fisheries Institute (NFI) says it is working to keep the foodservice community “hooked” on seafood. 07 Aug 2012