Premium pasteurized crab importer joins Stavis Seafoods, Bumble Bee in sustainability group
Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based crabmeat importer Global Seafood Consolidators Corp. is the latest business to join the ranks of the National Fisheries institute’s Crab Council.
With more than 40 years of experience in the seafood industry, Global Seafood Consolidators Corp. imports much of its product from South America and Southeast Asia, and distributes its premium pasteurized crab offerings to a variety of wholesale and retail clients. The company hopes that its affiliation with the Crab Council will serve it well as it seeks to expand further into Southeast Asia.
“Global Seafood is a longstanding organization representing many high volume crab producers and importers from South America, Indonesia, China and Vietnam,” said President and CEO Jeffrey Martinez-Malo, in a prepared statement. “As we expand our portfolio to include crab from Southeast Asia, we are joining the Crab Council to establish our business as sustainably-minded from the outset.”
This latest addition brings the Crab Council’s roster up to 28 members. The Council’s Chairman Brendan Sweeny feels encouraged by members such as the Global Seafood Consolidators Corp. as well as other companies new to the blue swimming crab market that have joined the effort, noting the steady growth of sustainability group’s visibility.
“That companies are now joining the Crab Council before importing their first container of crab is significant,” said Sweeny, in a news release. “This clear priority shows that sustainability is being written into business plans and that membership to the council is now considered stock-in-trade for a crab importing company.”
Founded in 2009, the NFI’s Crab Council funds blue swimming crab sustainability projects with funding from its members as well as the World Bank and the Walton Family Foundation.
Members of the Crab Council include the following: