National Fisheries Institute Statement on the Passing of Chuck Bundrant

October 18, 2021 National Fisheries Institute

Chuck Bundrant was a man of contrasts:  A young man from southern Indiana who partnered with a Norwegian to build a seafood company spanning the globe; a dreamer who took a 130-foot boat and from it built an enterprise that included reshaping a mountain to build a fish processing plant that fed millions of families, and; a man of few words, but who, when he did speak through that gravelly voice, was listened to from Cordova to Capitol Hill. 

NFI Crab Council Working Group Meets in Baltimore

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council met in Baltimore, Maryland October 5th and 6th as part of its working group meeting series. The group last met in person in 2019 where it developed detailed units of assessment, to track Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIP), and endorsed the used of the Spawning Potential Ratio (SPR) method to quantify and monitor progress.

The National Fisheries Institute Kicks Off Second Annual National Pescatarian Month

National Pescatarian Month is designed to help keep seafood top of mind with consumers, encouraging them to enjoy fish-centric meals at least two or three times a week, either at home or when dining out as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The initiative’s goal is to bolster the existing efforts of many retailers, foodservice operators, and brands that market under the National Seafood Month umbrella.

National Fisheries Institute Statement on the Passing of Peter Cardone

With the passing, on 21 August, of Harbor Seafood founder Peter Cardone, the seafood community has lost a pioneer, a leader, and a truly charitable soul.

NFI Welcomes New Director of Public Policy

The National Fisheries Institute announces it has hired Morgan Bell as its new Director, Public Policy. Bell spent four years as a part of Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton’s staff. Among other duties, she served as both a Regional Director and as a Fisheries Policy Advisor to the Congressman