NFI Crab Council Statement on Fishery Improvement Progress in Sri Lanka

San Diego, CA – The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council congratulates the Seafood Exporters’ Association of Sri Lanka (SEASL) on its latest Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) milestone; earning the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Good Alternative rating.

The NFI Crab Council has been proud to support SEASL’s Blue Swimming Crab sustainability work since 2013.  The dedicated FIP managers on the ground in Sri Lanka and our committed companies have worked tirelessly to improve the ecological status of the stock, advance its management and improve the economic equity of the fishery.

The history of crab FIP work, ongoing, in Sri Lanka and this latest achievement illustrate the power of successful precompetitive collaborations and deserve our sincere applause.

            Ed Rhodes
            Executive Director
            NFI Crab Council