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.

Red Swimming Crab FIP Launch

Following the success of the Crab Council industry-led sustainability model, a group of U.S. importers, the NFI Red Crab Council, has partnered with key in-country stakeholders to launch a Fishery Improvement Project for red swimming crab. The FIP–led by the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Red Crab Council, China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA), […]

Crustacea Seafood Company Joins Crab Council

Crustacea Seafood Company has signed on to the National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council bringing the sustainability group’s roster to 33 companies. Newly formed, Crustacea imports blue swimming crab from Southeast Asia, operating out of Katy, Texas. Helmed by industry veterans, Crustacea has over 60 years of tested seafood experience. With a commitment to economic integrity […]

Fresco Fisheries Becomes Crab Council Member

Fresco Fisheries has joined the National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council as its 32nd member. The U.K.-based seafood company supplies a premium and diverse product line to customers throughout Europe. Since 1989, Fresco Fisheries has cultivated a reputation as a top-level importer and wholesaler. Operating a meticulous supply chain, Fresco Fisheries offers choice and sustainable products […]

Harbor Seafood Becomes Crab Council Member

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council has added a new member, Harbor Seafood, to its sustainability effort. The New York-based importer sources select products, including blue swimming crab, from all over the globe. Founded in 1975, Harbor Seafood is one of the industry’s principle blue swimming crab importers. Their signature gold can of pasteurized crabmeat […]

E. Frank Hopkins Seafood Becomes Crab Council Member

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council has added E. Frank Hopkins Seafood as its newest member. The South Philadelphia wholesale distributor sources commercially imported seafood from all major domestic and international ports. Founded in 1890, Hopkins Seafood is one of the oldest seafood vendors in America. Their extensive offerings of fresh and frozen product supplies […]

Crown Prince Joins the Crab Council

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council welcomes Crown Prince as its newest member. Since 1948, the California-based company has offered a diverse product line of canned seafood products at retail outlets across the country. Sourced from Thailand and Indonesia, Crown Prince’s crabmeat selection is responsibly procured from trusted in-country partners. With a supply chain emphasizing […]

Seafood America Joins Crab Council

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council announces Seafood America as its latest member. A crab products manufacturer based in Warminster, Pennsylvania, Seafood America has provided customers with delicious, easy-to-prepare meals for over twenty-five years. Their consumer-facing Dockside brand features meal-ready seafood items including crab appetizers, crab sliders and crab cakes. Choosing to source exclusively from […]

Op-Ed by Sri Lankan FIP Manager Steve Creech

Trade publication SeafoodSource has posted an op-ed written by Sri Lankan FIP manager Steve Creech. Throughout the article, Mr. Creech emphasizes the importance of involving fisher communities in the creation and maintenance of recognized, progress-oriented FIPs. As an example, the article details the collective power of FIP stakeholders in ending the illegal and unsustainable practices […]

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, […]