LONDON, UK – Seafood Imports, Inc. has become the latest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit association that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains.
Founded in 1997, San Diego, California-based Seafood Imports is a leading importer and distributor of specialty seafood products with direct sourcing power in South Africa and Asia. With representatives in Indonesia and the United States, Seafood Imports is committed to the foodservice industry, nationally and internationally.
Included in Seafood Imports’ product offering are the private label sashimi-grade tuna products, JAVA® and JAVA® Kosher. Wild-caught one-by-one in the Indian Ocean of Indonesia, JAVA® and JAVA® Kosher tuna are exclusively packaged for Seafood Imports and its US customers.
Through its commitment to a sustainable seafood industry, the company ensures that all of the products it sources are caught responsibly and that the fisheries adhere to practices that are consistent with the maintenance of healthy oceans and fish stocks.
Seafood Imports is also deeply committed to the development of sustainable fishing communities, ensuring they can play a vital role in delivering the highest-quality seafood for generations to come. It actively partners with fisheries and suppliers that follow strict sustainability practices and that are socially responsible.
Michael Berkowitz at Seafood Imports, says, “Our company is guided by the core company values of customer success, integrity, innovation and teamwork. To live up to these values, it is essential that we do all that we can to support the health of the oceans that we have long been sourcing from. IPNLF Membership underlines our commitment to safeguarding one-by-one tuna fisheries and the communities they support, and we look forward to contributing to the organisation’s essential work in this space.”
Debbie Wirtjes-Lewis, Communications & Marketing Director at IPNLF, says, “As a major advocate for sustainable fisheries and supporting fishing communities, Seafood Imports is a very welcome new addition to our Member network. They are ideally placed to inform the US retail and foodservice sectors about the importance of supporting one-by-one caught tuna and the positive economic and social impact that such purchasing decisions can have.”