• 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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 ...

  • Press Release

    Media Still Perpetuating Mercury Myth

    Its happened again, this time in Houston. A Sunday March 30th report in the Houston Chronicle detailed yet another set of mercury tests done on bluefin tuna found in local sushi restaurants. The story...

  • Press Release

    Eating More Fish During Pregnancy Improves Infant Intellect

    New research
    to be published in the April issue of the American Journal of
    Epidemiology adds to the groundswell of new, independent science that
    shows moms who eat more than the U.S....

  • Press Release

    Enviro-Lobbyists Push Prop65 Scare Story, Encourage Seafood-Deficient Diet

    The National Fisheries Institute advises local California news
    outlets and any other news outlets around the United States that
    erroneous claims about mercury in seafood by Got Mercury may...

  • Health Press Release

    Moms Low Fish Diet May Have Consequences for Baby

    A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    says the typical American diet, low in seafood, is deficient in omega-3
    fatty acids and may pose a risk to babies develo...

  • Press Release

    OCEAN COMMISSION REPORT CARD CITES MODEST IMPROVEMENTS

    The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative today released its annual U.S.
    Ocean Policy Report Card, highlighting notable progress in state and
    regional efforts at ocean policy reform and in eff...

  • Sustainability Press Release

    NOAA Says Consumers Need to Get the Facts on Seafood Safety & Sustainability

    Consumers with questions about seafood sustainability and safety now
    need to look no further than National Oceanic and Atmospheric
    Administrations (NOAA) web site for answers. Today at the...

  • Press Release

    National Fisheries Institute Wants Exxon to Pay Up

    The National Fisheries Institute fully supports efforts to force
    Exxon to pay the damages it owes as a result of 1989s Valdez oil spill. Alaskas fishing industry and the broader seafood communit...