Sea Delight joins NFI crab councils
The National Fisheries Institute announced 15 May that Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based Sea Delight has joined both the NFI Crab Council and the NFI Red Crab Council.
The company has become the 33rd member of the NFI Crab Council, and the 11th member of the NFI Red Crab Council, according to a release. Sea Delight, founded in 2006, has a product list including both blue and red swimming crab meat.
“Sea Delight upholds strict product integrity specifications throughout our supply chain,” Sea Delight Vice President of Sales Alex Cook said. “A central feature of our new line of crabmeat products is Sea Delight’s commitment to crab sustainability throughout its value chain including Southeast Asia and China, a principal we are proud to demonstrate by joining the NFI Crab Council and Red Crab Council.”
The NFI Crab Council funds fishery improvement projects (FIPs) in Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and India through an assessment placed on member imports of crabmeat. The newer NFI Red Crab Council, launched in 2018, is responsible for a red swimming crab FIP in China.
“As a newer initiative, the Red Crab Council builds momentum and market share with Sea Delight’s addition,” NFI Red Crab Council Chairman Anjan Tharakan said. “My hope is that established red crab companies will view Sea Delight’s membership as a call to action and consider joining themselves, contributing to the council’s sustainability mission.”
Through membership in the councils, Sea Delight will gain use of the councils' logos, building the visibility of the NFI's efforts on improving the sustainability of global crab fisheries.
“Sea Delight’s membership in the Crab Council illustrates the value of the council work and its sustainability reputation,” Crab Council Chairman Brice Phillips said. “When new product brands enter the market with Crab Council logos, the Crab Council continues to gain visibility and increase the presence needed to help create responsibly harvested fisheries.”