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   NFI Crab Council Announces New Member
by The NFI Crab Council
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 3:36PM EST

Washington, DC –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 and sustainable sourcing, Crustacea regards product reputation as the foremost indicator of quality.

“Crustacea dedicates itself to responsibly managed fisheries from the outset,” said President Hector Medellin “Our membership in the Crab Council reinforces a company commitment to offering premium product that has been harvested with tomorrow’s catch in mind.”

Crustacea’s addition to the Crab Council provides added support to the importing coalition which now funds Fishery Improvement Projects in Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India. The council’s funding for Southeast Asia’s blue swimming crab fisheries comes from an assessment placed on member imports.

“The participation of Crustacea in the council provides a significant indicator of growth,” said Crab Council Chairman Brendan Sweeny. “When a new company joins the council as one of its first business decisions, the council confirms its mission as widespread and vital to the crab importing community.”

The NFI Crab Council was founded in 2009 and funds blue swimming crab sustainability projects through contributions from participating companies and has received grants from the World Bank, the Walton Family Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Seafood Industry Research Fund.

Source: The NFI Crab Council 

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