The NFI Crab Council values public and transparent fisheries improvement work. Maintaining a robust agenda, our organization generates frequent progress in each fishery we support. As an update to our membership, stakeholders, and consumers, we are pleased to make available here the Crab Council’s  recent activities. Please find in this news section information on projects, FIP meetings, sourcing standards, council partnerships, stock assessments and other crab news that’s big enough to catch.

NFI Crab Council Partners with Ocean Outcomes on Sustainability Envoy Position 

New partnership will cover each Council funded Fisheries Improvement Project February 6, 2024 Reston, VA — The National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council announces it will be partnering with Ocean Outcomes (O2) to fill the group’s Sustainability Envoy position. The partnership with O2 will help ensure the Council’s Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) are making significant […]

NFI Crab Council Welcomes Direct Source Seafood to Sustainability Coalition

King and Snow crab giant joins Blue Swimming Crab work Washington, DC –  June 13, 2023 — The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council is pleased to announce Direct Source Seafood has joined the sustainability group. A company that has been committed to sustainably sourcing a multitude of products from Argentina to Asia, for more than […]

NFI Red Crab Council Continues Fishery Improvement Work in China

As Work Matures and Produces Progress Ocean Outcomes, Local Partners & Crab Sustainability Group Remain Committed to FIP May 1, 2023 Washington, DC – The NFI Red Crab Council and its sustainability partners, Ocean Outcomes (O2), are proud to announce they’re entering year 5 of the comprehensive Red Crab Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) in China. […]

National Fisheries Institute Crab Council Statement on the Passing of Dr. Abdul Ghofar

Contact: Gavin Gibbons (703) 752-8891 National Fisheries Institute Crab Council Statement on the Passing of Dr. Abdul Ghofar Washington, DC – February 14, 2023 – Dr. Abdul Ghofar was an accomplished fisheries biologist whose contribution to global Blue Swimming Crab work was renowned. He was a tireless advocate for science and sustainability, but he […]

National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council Statement on the passing of Dr Hawis Madduppa

Contact: Gavin Gibbons (703) 752-8891 WASHINGTON, DC – May 10, 2022— The Blue Swimming Crab sustainability community has lost a dedicated researcher, a visionary leader and friend in Dr. Hawis Madduppa. Dr. Hawis Madduppa served as the executive director of the Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab Association (APRI) and led the Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) […]

Jackson & Partners Joins Crab Council

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council announces Jackson & Partners as its latest member. Owned by former professional football and baseball player and now businessman, Bo Jackson, the Chicago-based company expands on Jackson’s Signature Foods line with a focus on value added seafood and other proteins. Already offering a choice selection of beef cuts, squid, […]

3 Fish Joins NFI Crab Council

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council announces 3 Fish as its latest member. The Gastonia, North Carolina processor maintains an extensive product list of value-added, fresh seafood and ready-made offerings 3 Fish sources all its blue swimming crabmeat exclusively from Crab Council members, a purchasing decision reflective of the company’s sustainability focus. In partnering with […]

Sea Delight Joins NFI Crab Council and Red Crab Council

Florida-based company Sea Delight has joined the National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council as its 33 member and the NFI Red Crab Council as its 11th member. Founded in 2006, Sea Delight recently expanded its extensive product list to include both blue and red swimming crabmeat, a business-decision paired with membership to NFI’s crab sustainability efforts. […]

Red Swimming Crab FIP Launch

Following the success of the Crab Council industry-led sustainability model, a group of U.S. importers, the NFI Red Crab Council, has partnered with key in-country stakeholders to launch a Fishery Improvement Project for red swimming crab. The FIP–led by the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Red Crab Council, China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA), […]

Crustacea Seafood Company Joins Crab Council

Crustacea Seafood Company has signed on to the National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council bringing the sustainability group’s roster to 33 companies. Newly formed, Crustacea imports blue swimming crab from Southeast Asia, operating out of Katy, Texas. Helmed by industry veterans, Crustacea has over 60 years of tested seafood experience. With a commitment to economic integrity […]