NFI Crab Council Welcomes Direct Source Seafood to Sustainability Coalition

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council is pleased to announce Direct Source Seafood has joined the sustainability group. A company that has been committed to sustainably sourcing a multitude of products from Argentina to Asia, for more than a decade, Direct Source is the latest member to commit to the Council’s policies and begin contributing to the 6 Fishery Improvement Projects operated by the group.

National Fisheries Institute Annual Top 10 List Illustrates Record Year for Seafood Consumption in 2021

In 2021, Americans consumed a record 20.5 pounds of seafood per capita, a whopping increase of 1.5 pounds from 2020’s figures. The latest numbers demonstrate Americans have expanded their taste for seafood with the help of fresh and frozen.

NFI Red Crab Council Continues Fishery Improvement Work in China

The NFI Red Crab Council and its sustainability partners, Ocean Outcomes (O2), are proud to announce they’re entering year 5 of the comprehensive Red Crab Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) in China. Given the continued progress of the FIP and its ongoing efforts to improve the sustainability of 40,000 mt of crab caught by trawls and pots in the Minnan-Taiwan Bank, the FIP was recently awarded an ‘A’ rating on for producing tangible outcomes on-the-water. 

National Fisheries Institute Statement on the Food and Drug Administration’s Strategy to Ensure the Safety of Imported Seafood

“The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) newly released report illustrates a continued commitment to seafood safety. The report outlines a comprehensive approach that takes advantage of “smarter, more efficient technologies and processes” to enhance an already effective system.”

National Fisheries Institute Statement on the Food and Drug Administration’s Draft Labeling Guidance

February 24, 2023 National Fisheries Institute

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) newly issued draft guidance to help ensure appropriate labeling of plant-based beverages, marketed as milk alternatives, is a solid step in the right direction for regulators and consumers.  Highly processed, plant-based products masquerading as seafood for too long have contributed to consumer confusion and openly flouted existing regulations. Guidance for these products should mirror those now under consideration for “milk” products.