SoFISHticated Episode 1 is Now Available

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 20:41:05 +0000


If there’s one thing NFI’s Richard Barry and Melaina Lewis know about Peeps, chocolate bunnies, and hip-hop feuds, it’s their impact on Lenten sales.  Find out what on earth that means and what’s on the horizon for seafood during the Lenten season in NFI’s new member’s only podcast.  Episode 1

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A SoFISHticated Podcast for NFI Members

Wed, 23 Mar 2022 17:43:42 +0000


Over the past two years, the seafood community has navigated an ever-evolving business landscape. With so much innovation, change, and disruption, NFI members need a way to keep up with what’s going on in the seafood industry. That’s why NFI is launching SoFISHticated — a new podcast AND member resource. NFI’s Communication Director, Melaina Lewis, and … Continue reading A SoFISHticated Podcast for NFI Members

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New Seafood Forms Aim to Improve Buyer Process

Wed, 09 Feb 2022 15:00:00 +0000


NFI and FMI – The Food Industry Association launched new resources designed to standardize the seafood buying process and improve efficiency. Retailers and wholesalers can use these fillable forms when sending seafood product specifications to suppliers. The goal is to streamline and standardize the language and specifications for each seafood species to help suppliers comply and … Continue reading New Seafood Forms Aim to Improve Buyer Process

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The modern-day lawn dart: NOAA’s Seafood Import Monitoring Program

Tue, 01 Feb 2022 21:35:25 +0000


This article was originally published in Urner Barry’s Reporter Quarterly Magazine. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) is the modern-day lawn dart. Envision it—excited, naive toymakers merge a distinctly indoorgame with outdoor fun on a grand scale. Enthusiastic elves whip themselves into a frenzy, and then the barely pressure-tested concept is sent … Continue reading The modern-day lawn dart: NOAA’s Seafood Import Monitoring Program

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SIRF’s 8th Annual Benefit Soirée Gathers Industry Leaders for an Evening of Dedicated to Seafood Research

Tue, 21 Dec 2021 16:56:58 +0000


The Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) Board of Directors will host its 8th Annual Benefit Soirée on Monday, 17 January 2021 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando. SIRF’s 8th Annual Benefit Soiree gathers industry leaders for an evening dedicated to seafood research and will kick off NFI’s Global Seafood Market Conference.  To date, SIRF … Continue reading SIRF’s 8th Annual Benefit Soirée Gathers Industry Leaders for an Evening of Dedicated to Seafood Research

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Apply for NFI’s Future Leaders Program

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 16:51:47 +0000


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Greenpeace’s Retailer “Scorecard” Is Outmoded and Irrelevant

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 19:57:07 +0000


If you missed Greenpeace’s release of their 2021 tuna retailer “scorecard”, then you’re not alone. The group has tried countless times over the years to garner publicity by ranking retailers’ seafood sourcing policies according to their own arbitrary and shifting preferences, and each such effort has met with diminishing traction and declining media coverage. The latest iteration continues that trend, landing with more of a thud than a splash.   … Continue reading Greenpeace’s Retailer “Scorecard” Is Outmoded and Irrelevant

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Boston Globe: NFI urges Congress to put pressure on shipping companies

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 16:20:21 +0000


Boston Globe Report: Mass. lawmakers urge resumption of shipping at Port of Boston By Hiawatha Bray and Anissa Gardizy November 12, 2021 Six members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation have signed letters to three global shipping companies, urging them to reverse a recent decision to stop making port calls at Massport’s Conley Container Terminal. The … Continue reading Boston Globe: NFI urges Congress to put pressure on shipping companies

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Staying Healthy Over the Holidays With Seafood (Video)

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 14:49:22 +0000


Many foods can help boost our overall health over the holidays. Whether the holidays are merry or not, this time of year can put extra stress on us or can just feel incredibly overwhelming. The good news is that eating a seafood diet rich in healthful, nourishing foods can help protect against the wintertime blues.  … Continue reading Staying Healthy Over the Holidays With Seafood (Video)

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Plant-Based Seafood Needs Accurate Labeling

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 16:20:07 +0000


Read NFI President John Connelly’s Op-Ed published on November 11, 2021, via IntraFish, below: I’ve read with interest and some puzzlement the back-and-forth chat about the labeling of plants as seafood. It is an important discussion, and one folks in the dairy industry did not have 15 years ago.  I majored in history in college (yes, leading … Continue reading Plant-Based Seafood Needs Accurate Labeling

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