• Press Release

    FDA/EPA Fish Consumption Advice Misses The Mark

    Redesigned Message to Moms Confuses, Fails Science-Based Mandate January 18, 2017 San Francisco, CA – Newly released FDA/EPA advice to women on eating seafood runs the risk of confusing moms and ...

  • Health Press Release

    Substantial Seafood Consumption Increase Reflected in Top 10 List

    October 27, 2016 – Washington, DC – In 2015 Americans ate 15.5 pounds of seafood per capita, up nearly a full pound (0.9 lb.) from 2014. The increase is reflected in multiple species across the N...

  • Press Release

    Statement on Associated Press Report of Labor Violations in Hawaiian Fishery

    WASHINGTON, DC September 7, 2016 — NFI members have zero tolerance for human trafficking and or labor violations. Some workplace exemptions have historically allowed certain sectors to fill jobs ...

  • Sustainability Press Release

    MEDIA ALERT: Brace For More Baseless Rankings from Greenpeace

    August 18, 2016  – WASHINGTON, DC – Greenpeace is preparing to released yet another fund raising campaign and this time it will rank foodservice companies. The list will undoubtedly follow the t...

  • Health Press Release

    NFI Launches Dish on Fish Blog and Social Channels, for Seafood Education Initiative

    As a key part of its new initiative to educate Americans about the benefits and enjoyment of eating seafood, the National Fisheries Institute this week is expanding its online reach with the launch of...

  • Sustainability Press Release

    NFI Crab Council Hires Crab Sustainability Envoy

    August 2, 2016 Washington, DC – The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council has hired Abdul Ghofar, Ph.D. as its Crab Sustainability Envoy. Working in Indonesian fisheries for over thirty ...

  • Policy Press Release

    NFI Statement On Senate Catfish Vote

    The National Fisheries Institute congratulates the Senate for taking decisive and bipartisan action in voting to disapprove the USDA catfish regulation.  The Senate action, supported by Senators from...

  • Press Release

    NFI Launches New AboutSeafood.com

    May 18, 2016 Washington, DC – The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has launched its newly redesigned website, Aboutseafood.com. It’s not just the look of the site that’s changed, its functiona...

  • IUU Press Release

    NFI Statement on Port State Measures Agreement

    WASHINGTON, DC May 17, 2016 — This week’s international approval of the ground-breaking Port State Measures Agreement puts yet another arrow in the quiver of regulators who are fighting Illegal Un...

  • Policy Press Release

    Government Accountability Office Calls USDA Catfish Program a Waste for 10th Time

    Duplicative Program Targeted for a Record 10th Time  April 27, 2016 Washington, DC – The USDA’s catfish inspection program wastes millions of taxpayer dollars and does a job already being done...

  • Sustainability Press Release

    Statement on the 2015 NOAA Status of U.S. Fisheries Report

    WASHINGTON, DC April 20, 2016 — Status of U.S. Fisheries 2015 illustrates just how well U.S. science-based fisheries management can work. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOA...

  • Safety Press Release

    NFI Announces New Director, Scientific Affairs

    Trade Association Fills Position with Seafood Veteran March 30, 2016 Washington, DC – With more than three decades of experience in food safety and product development, Margaret Malkoski joins the ...

  • Trade & Commerce Press Release

    The NFI Salmon Council Announces New Member

    March 21, 2016 – McLean, VA – The NFI Salmon Council welcomes Trapananda Seafarms as a member. Acting as the North American commercial office of major Chilean salmon producer Australis Seafoods S...

  • Trade & Commerce Press Release

    NFI Statement on EU Lobster Trade Discussion

    WASHINGTON, DC MARCH 18, 2016 — It is important to note that there is no EU ban on imported live lobsters from North America. Sweden has raised the specter of such a prohibition but no embargo has b...

  • Health Press Release

    MEDIA ALERT: Mercury “Study” Out of Step with Real Science

    EWG shops agenda-driven promotion piece designed to snow media March 15 – Washington, D.C. – The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) latest “study” about mercury in seafood is not publis...