The NFI Crab Council values public and transparent sustainability work. Maintaining a robust agenda, our organization generates frequent progress in each fishery we support. As an update to our membership, stakeholders and consumers, we are pleased to make available here the Crab Council’s most recent activities. Please find in this news section information on projects, FIP meetings, sourcing standards, council partnerships, stock assessments and all other crab news that’s big enough to catch.

Indonesia Issues Blue Swimming Crab Ministerial Decree

In December 2016, Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries issued a Ministerial Decree regarding the fisheries management plan of the blue swimming crab fisheries. The decree is a result of a collaborative stakeholder discussion that began in 2015. The NFI Crab Council contributed in early phases of the process by introducing such measures as […]

Global Seafood Consolidators Corp. Joins Crab Council

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council announces Global Seafood Consolidators Corp. as its latest member. The Miami-based importer specializes in premium pasteurized crabmeat sourced from South America and Southeast Asia. Founded by industry veterans, Global Seafood Consolidators Corp. has over 40 years’ experience in the seafood business. With a diverse sales sheet of crab offerings, […]

NFI Crab Council Announces New Member–Poseidon Food

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council announces Poseidon Food as its latest member. An importer of Blue Swimming Crab, Poseidon Food supplies a range of high quality crabmeat and seafood products to retail and whole sale customers. Operating out of the Netherlands, they join fellow Dutch-company Fisherman’s Choice as the council’s European representatives. Run by […]

Crab Council Announces New Member Fisherman’s Choice

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council announces Fisherman’s Choice as its latest member. The Netherlands-based seafood importer and distributor provides a suite of selectively sourced products to customers in Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Africa. Operating for over twenty-five years, Fisherman’s Choice supplies retailers and food service companies with several recognized brands including Asian […]

NFI Crab Council Hosts FIP Managers Meeting in Bangkok

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch hosted the recent FIP Managers Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. The two day agenda, moderated by Corey Peet of Postelsia, featured review of fishery management strategies, updates of on-going sustainability activities and sessions on tools for data collection and monitoring. FIP leaders from […]

NFI Crab Council Hires Crab Sustainability Envoy

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council has hired Abdul Ghofar, Ph.D. as its Crab Sustainability Envoy. Working in Indonesian fisheries for over thirty years, Dr. Ghofar has advised, taught and published on all aspects of the blue swimming crab supply chain and stands well-positioned to coordinate the Crab Council’s projects in Southeast Asia. An advanced […]

New Member: Rich Products Corporation

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council announces Rich Products Corporation as its latest member. Through its iconic SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. consumer brand, Rich’s has provided premiere frozen specialty seafood products for more than 60 years. As the No. 1 selling frozen retail shrimp brand, SeaPak’s product list contains diverse offerings including Maryland Style […]

New Member: Atlantica Imports Inc.

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council announces Atlantica Imports Inc. as its newest member. The Weston, Florida based company globally sources seafood products, utilizing a team of industry veterans to secure premium quality. Founded in 2012, Atlantica Imports offers a diverse product list of superior seafood in addition to imported crabmeat. Atlantica’s strength in sourcing […]

Sherrill International Joins Council

Sherrill International, Inc. has joined the NFI Crab Council bringing total council membership to 23 companies. The blue swimming crab importer based in Bridgewater, VA supplies choice crabmeat to large-scale food service companies. A family owned company, Sherrill International has evolved over 25 years from a commercial crabbing operation to an importer of Indonesian crabmeat. […]

Crab Council Named in GreenBiz Article

GreenBiz, an online publication that writes on the intersection of business, technology and sustainability, featured the NFI Crab Council in an article showcasing initiatives undertaken between seafood companies. In the article, writer Ned Daly of SeaWeb details examples of industry collaboration within the seafood community. Terming such collaboration as “pre-competitive” strategies, Daly states these strategies are […]