News

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.

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, […]

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 […]