National Fisheries Institute Congratulates Trident Seafoods on 50 Years

As Trident Seafoods celebrates its 50th anniversary, the National Fisheries Institute is reminded how hard work, coupled with faith, family, imagination, and ingenuity can transform a single vessel into one of the most successful seafood companies in the world.

National Fisheries Institute Statement on the Passing of Hans “Harry” Frisch

January 18, 2023 National Fisheries Institute

Harry Frisch, Chairman of Beaver Street Fisheries, was a seafood legend who grew a small retail fish shop in Jacksonville, Florida into one of the largest seafood processors and distributors in the U.S. His influence is outsized, and he will be missed.

National Fisheries Institute Statement on the Passing of John Connelly

November 21, 2022 National Fisheries Institute

Today we mourn the loss of a fierce advocate, a loving father, a cherished husband, a beloved brother, an esteemed leader, and to so many a mentor and simply friend. John Connelly was the third President of the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and a man who drove fundamental change with wit, foresight, and honesty.  His impact and loss is immeasurable.

Leading US Seafood Industry Trade Groups Call for Independent Review of Washington DNR Decision

In response to the November 14 announcement that the State of Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will not renew the leases for Cooke Aquaculture Pacific’s steelhead farms in Washington waters, three leading US trade groups–the Northwest Aquaculture Alliance (NWAA), National Fisheries Institute (NFI), and the National Aquaculture Association (NAA) are calling for an independent review of DNR’s decision by one or more third parties such as the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

NFI Names Lisa Wallenda Picard Incoming President and CEO

November 2, 2022 National Fisheries Institute

The National Fisheries Institute named Lisa Wallenda Picard as incoming President & CEO of the association. Picard joins NFI from the National Turkey Federation (NFT) where she is the Senior Vice President for Policy, Trade and Regulatory Affairs.