• Sustainability Press Release

    Gas Prices Deal Devastating Blow to Atlantic Clam Industry

    June 13, 2008 Washington, D.C. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has told the hard working fishermen of theMid-Atlantic that the all-important 2008 Clam Survey will not happ...

  • Safety Press Release

    Additional FDA Funding a Must

    June 10, 2008 Washington, DC The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs an additional $275 million to fund new initiatives including $125 mil...

  • Safety Press Release

    NFI Co-Sponsors Import Safety Summit

    June 9, 2008 Washington The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) announces it is joining 11 other trade associations to sponsor the first-ever Import Safety Summit, scheduled for July 9th in Washingto...

  • Sustainability Press Release

    Condemnation of Tactics in Tuna Dispute

    June 3, 2008 Washington Following weeks of Greenpeace action against tuna vessels world wide that include vandalizing tuna boats operating legally in the Pacific Ocean, boarding vessels in the Medit...

  • Press Release

    Group Pushing Shrimp Story Chooses Accusations over Action

    May 28, 2008 Washington In testimony during a public hearing at the U.S. Department of Labor today the AFL-CIO backed Solidarity Center again voiced accusations of ongoing abuses in the Thai and Ban...

  • Safety Press Release

    FDA Funding Headed in the Right Direction

    May 16, 2008 Washington United States Senate Committee on Appropriations has committed $275 million to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of the 2008 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation...

  • Sustainability Press Release

    Sustainability Blueprint Incomplete

    May 8, 2008 Washington The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) sees the Common Vision statement released by a coalition of environmental groups today as a step in the right direction when it comes to...

  • Health Press Release

    An Open Letter to Amber Valletta

    May 7, 2008 Washington Just in time for Mothers Day, the eco-lobbying group Oceana has enlisted actress/model Amber Valletta to dole out dietary advice and promote seafood warning signs in stores. B...

  • Health Press Release

    CA Mercury Resolution Distorts Science & Damages Public Health

    May 1, 2008 Washington Joint Resolution No. 57 is an attempt by the eco-lobby to promote non-science-based alarmist rhetoric about mercury in seafood. The resolutions sponsors claim their efforts ar...

  • Press Release

    Seafood Industry Demands Full Accounting of Worker Mistreatment Allegations in Bangladesh and Thailand

    April 24, 2008 Washington Responding to allegations of mistreatment of workers and children at shrimp processing facilities in Thailand and Bangladesh, The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) affirme...

  • Safety Press Release

    Leading Associations say Inspection Plan Unnecessary, Duplicative

    April 24, 2008 Washington The nations leading food trade associations say an effort to have the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspect and grade seafood would add costly bureaucracy an...

  • Press Release

    Union Organizer Accuses Foreign Shrimp Processors of Labor Law Violations

    April 23, Washington The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) rejects any mistreatment of workers or other human rights abuses. Workers whether they be fishermen on the water, farmers at their ponds, ...

  • Sustainability Press Release

    A Salute to Stewards of Sustainability

    With an increasing number of Americans turning to seafood as part of a healthy diet, on this Earth Day, the evidence is clear that fisheries are answering the call for sustainability. The seafood comm...

  • Sustainability Press Release

    Greenpeaces Pacific Protest: Dangerous & Misguided

    A US tuna boat operating legally in the Pacific Ocean was vandalized at sea as part of a dangerous and irresponsible stunt perpetrated by Greenpeace activists. To pull along side another vessel at sea...

  • Consumer Protection Press Release

    Congress Takes Aim at Illegal, Unregulated Fishing

    Today the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans heard testimony about illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and considered efforts to reduce the worldwide ...