Crown Prince joins NFI Crab Council

22 Sep 2017
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NFI Crab Council members are expected to practise corporate social responsibility in their supply chain

The National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council has confirmed canned seafood company Crown Prince as its 30th member.

Crown Prince’s crabmeat selection is sourced from Thailand and Indonesia and the company says it is committed to practising corporate social responsibility in its supply chain, procuring produce from trusted in-country partners.

"In 2010, Crown Prince established an internal sustainability team tasked with innovating responsible company practices," said Crown Prince CFO, Christopher Bruno. "In joining the Crab Council, Crown Prince furthers its institutional commitment to fisheries management."

Fishery improvement projects

The California-based company sells a diverse product line at retail outlets across the US and is a welcome addition to the Council, which receives its funding for fishery improvement projects in Southeast Asia from member assessments on every pound of blue swimming crab imported as well as through contributions from member companies associated with the crab industry.

Crab Council chairman, Brendan Sweeny, said: “As the council bolsters existing projects and develops new FIPs, we welcome participation from all members of the blue swimming crab industry.

“The successful funding and execution of these endeavors depends on matched support from American importers."

The Council has previously received grants from the World Bank, the Walton Family Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The California-based company sells a diverse product line at retail outlets across the US and is a welcome addition to the Council, which receives its funding for fishery improvement projects in Southeast Asia from member assessments on every pound of blue swimming crab imported as well as through contributions from member companies associated with the crab industry.

Crab Council chairman, Brendan Sweeny, said: “As the council bolsters existing projects and develops new FIPs, we welcome participation from all members of the blue swimming crab industry.

“The successful funding and execution of these endeavors depends on matched support from American importers."

The Council has previously received grants from the World Bank, the Walton Family Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.