NFI Crab Council expands

03 Nov 2017
Crab

The NFI Crab Council funds blue swimming crab sustainability projects through contributions from participating companies

US company E. Frank Hopkins Seafood has become a member of the National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council.

With the addition of the South Philadelphia-based wholesale distributor, the council expands its roster to 31 companies.

Crab Council chairman, Brendan Sweeny, said: “E. Frank Hopkins Seafood is the third company to join the Crab Council in the past month. The council’s member growth and retention reinforces the value companies place on our mission and is a testament to how well known the work behind the Crab Council logo has become.”

Sustainability drive

US and international crab company council membership promotes a pre-competitive, industry-led model for sustainability, said the NFI.

Founded in 2009, the council funds blue swimming crab sustainability projects through contributions from participating companies and has received grants from the World Bank, the Walton Family Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The council’s funding for fishery improvement projects in Southeast Asia comes from an assessment placed on the pounds of blue swimming crab imported by its members.

Albert Pappas, senior executive at E. Frank Hopkins Seafood, stated: “Because sustainability is just as important as quality, Hopkins Seafood joins the Crab Council to continue providing a premium, responsibly managed product to our customers.”

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