Crab sustainability group acquires its first European member

Netherlands-based seafood importer and distributor Fisherman’s Choice has joined the National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council, alongside other major seafood companies including Bumble Bee Foods, Stavis Seafoods and Fortune Fish & Gourmet.

Fisherman’s Choice has been providing a suite of selectively sourced products under brand names such as Asian Choice and Super Choice for customers in Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Africa for over 25 years. The company ensures that its products has numerous quality control personnel in Southeast Asia who occupy the facilities of Fisherman’s Choice’s trusted processor partners.

The company is the 26th full time member of the Crab Council, and the collective’s first European novitiate.

“Fisherman’s Choice maintains that a product’s harvest is just as important as its taste,” said Fisherman's Choice Quality Manager Jimei Tai. “As the foremost crab sustainability effort, the NFI Crab Council’s focus on responsible sourcing embodies the commitment Fisherman’s Choice already embraces as a company.”

“Seafood is a global community,” said Crab Council Chairman Brendan Sweeny, of Handy International. “But sustainability happens fishery by fishery. Fisherman’s Choice’s addition to the Crab Council positions our work as a multi-country effort. The broader support the council receives the more targeted and successful our work.”

The Crab Council, incepted in 2009, funds blue swimming crab sustainability projects through contributing member donations and from funds provided by the World Bank and the Walton Family Foundation.


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