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 high-end restaurants throughout Philadelphia and the mid-Atlantic region.
“Hopkins Seafood means quality among top chefs,” said E. Frank Hopkins Seafood’s Senior Executive Albert Pappas. “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.”
With Hopkins Seafood, the Crab Council expands its roster to 31 companies. The council’s membership of U.S. and international crab companies promotes a pre-competitive, industry-led model for sustainability. 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.
Hopkins Seafood joins the Crab Council as the latest in a succession of new members, an encouraging sign for Crab Council Chairman Brendan Sweeny.
“E. Frank Hopkins Seafood is the third company to join the Crab Council in the past month,” said Mr. Sweeny. “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.”