2014 Event Calendar

New England Membership Meeting at the Drydock Café
Wednesday, August 20
7 Drydock Ave.
Boston, MA 02210

This year we are going back to Drydock Café. Dinner will begin at 5:30pm is and the cost is $74/per person. We have found this meeting to be a wonderful opportunity to hear from you about what issues are on your mind and how NFI can improve its service for your investment. In addition, we would like to update you with current Hill initiatives, as well as other issues concerning our industry.  Call us at (703) 752-8882 or to register go to: Thanks for your continued support of NFI and we hope to see you in Boston.

NFI West Coast Sensory Workshop
The National Fisheries Institute in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration and NOAA-SIP invites you to participate in an introductory level course for inspectors, quality control professionals, purchasing agents, and anyone wishing to polish their sensory skills. This workshop will take place at the newly remodeled NOAA-SIP Laboratories at the Federal Building, Long Beach, California on October 15 and 16, 2014.

Species on the menu for sensory analysis will consist of shrimp (vannamei), scallops, natural and smoked salmon, and lobster tails. The class is a hands on workshop in decomposition led by Sensory Expert Jim Barnett (FDA Retired), Mike McLendon, FDA National Sensory Expert, and other experts from FDA and NOAA-SIP. However, there will be short lectures on sensory evaluation and current issues in importing seafood. You will learn FDA sensory evaluation methods and FDA criteria for decomposition.

For information on how to register, costs, etc., click here.

2015 Global Seafood Market Conference
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
January 27-29
Many NFI Committee/Council meetings will meet on January 26.

The Four Seasons Hotel is now securing sleeping rooms for our GSMC 2015 conference! For reservations call +1 (877) 632-5000 and ask for the GSMC Conference rate.  Mention GSMC to receive the special room rate of $239.00 plus tax. This rate will be available until the conference room block is filled or December 26, 2014, whichever comes first.To view the agenda, click here or REGISTER NOW If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Arteaga, CMP at 703-725-8898 or


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