Longtime seafood industry veteran and Harbor Seafood Director of Quality Assurance Stephen Thompson passed away on 15 November at the age of 67.
Thompson was a long-time member of the National Fisheries Institute (NFI), joining the association 35 years ago, and served as a leader on the technical committee. He was also a member of the NFI Crab Council representing Harbor Seafood, and served on the board of directors of the Seafood Industry Research Fund.
“The seafood community has lost a technical giant and brilliant smile,” NFI President John Connelly said in a release. “Stephen Thompson was a seafood veteran who could solve any regulation implementation or food safety problem … and do it with wit and good-natured spirit showing through his iconic moustache. He will be sorely missed.”
Photo courtesy of National Fisheries Institute