• 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...

  • Health Press Release

    MEDIA ALERT: “Fish Consumption & Childhood Obesity Study” Didn’t Look at Eating Fish or Exercise in Children

    February 16, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – Journalists reporting on a new study about seafood consumption in JAMA Pediatrics should actually read the study and report with an eye for detail and persp...

  • Sustainability Press Release

    NFI Crab Council Announces New Member

    February 10, 2016 – Washington, DC – AquaStar has signed on as a member to the National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council. The Seattle-based seafood company produces, manufactures and sources ...

  • Press Release

    Updated 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines Urge Americans to Eat Seafood at Least Twice Each Week

    Contact: Gavin Gibbons (703) 752-8891 ggibbons@nfi.org WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 7, 2016 – The United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2015-2...

  • Press Release

    NFI Crab Council Announces New Member Byrd International

    December 3, 2015 – Washington, DC – The Crab Council welcomes Byrd International as the latest member in its industry-led sustainability effort. With the addition of Byrd International, the Crab C...

  • Press Release

    Statement on USDA Catfish Regulation

    WASHINGTON, DC November 25, 2015 — Today the USDA announced its intention to begin regulation of catfish, a product that USDA, in its own risk assessment, recognizes as a “low risk-food.”  In a...