2023 Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC)

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:19:38 +0000


REGISTRATION is now open! The 2023 GSMC will take place January 16-20 at the La Quinta Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, California. A streamlined agenda with back-to-back sessions, balancing informational intake and networking opportunities. The seafood’s leading conference continues to offer unmatched data, featuring the voices that provided marketplace guidance, IRI, Datassential, Urner Barry, … Continue reading 2023 Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC)

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Can Pregnant Women Eat Fish? Your Guide to Eating Fish During Pregnancy

Tue, 02 Aug 2022 19:39:00 +0000


The Question Used to Be: “Can pregnant women eat fish?” Or “can pregnant women eat seafood?” Now the question is: are pregnant women eating enough fish or seafood during pregnancy?  The USDA/HHS’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating a variety of cooked seafood 2-3 times each week during pregnancy. But the average pregnant woman in … Continue reading Can Pregnant Women Eat Fish? Your Guide to Eating Fish During Pregnancy

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Aquaculture and the Future of Fish?

Tue, 02 Aug 2022 16:24:12 +0000


Did you know 52% of the seafood people eat globally comes from aquaculture? Well, it does and that’s why countries and states interested in the future of fish are devoting time and resources to crafting and investing in effective aquaculture policies. In Virginia, Governor Glenn Younkin has appointed NFI member Kimberly Huskey, from Cherrystone Aqua Farms, to the state’s … Continue reading Aquaculture and the Future of Fish?

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TIME Magazine Editors Forget to Research Salmon Story

Tue, 26 Jul 2022 14:01:26 +0000


A recent column in Time about farmed salmon appears to have attracted little or no editorial oversight as it was rife with inaccuracies masquerading as opinion. This is not the first time this once vaunted publication has botched reporting on seafood. The hit parade started in 2010 —Taking The Time To Get The Story Right, with … Continue reading TIME Magazine Editors Forget to Research Salmon Story

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Keeping Seafood’s Seat at the White House’s Table

Tue, 12 Jul 2022 18:31:35 +0000


This article ran in Urner Barry’s Reporter Magazine. Seafood is arguably the healthiest animal protein on the planet. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) encourage people to eat two-to-three servings of seafood each week for numerous health benefits throughout the lifespan, including brain development in babies and strong bones and muscle maintenance in older adults.  … Continue reading Keeping Seafood’s Seat at the White House’s Table

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SoFISHticated Episode 3 is Available Exclusively for NFI Members

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:43:38 +0000


In this episode, Richard and Melaina examine the ongoing high-stake labor negotiations happening at the ports. What should we expect when it comes to updates? And, should we prepare for more disruptions? Are they launching a supply chain crisis hotline? 1-800-SoFISHticated? Find out what on earth that means in NFI’s new member’s only podcast.  Episode 3

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Wear Sunscreen and Read Past the Headlines

Fri, 10 Jun 2022 18:14:38 +0000


A recent study that suggested a link between fish consumption and melanoma has garnered quite a few headlines. The challenge is, many consumers (and even other journalists) don’t read past said headlines.  In this case, the hyperbolic proclamations are followed by densely packed text filled with high grade professionals essentially saying—whoooa there kiddo, that’s not … Continue reading Wear Sunscreen and Read Past the Headlines

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SoFISHticated Episode 2 is Available for NFI Members

Wed, 08 Jun 2022 20:52:12 +0000


In this episode, Richard and Melaina take a look at how the seafood industry can navigate this ongoing inflationary time, how consumers are reacting, and what Megan Thee Stallion has to do with menu consolidation. Find out what on earth that means in NFI’s new member’s only podcast.  Episode 3

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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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