Longtime seafood industry veteran Stephen Thompson dead at 67

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 


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