Mariner Seafood CEO joins NFI Board of Directors
Jack Flynn, CEO and founder of Mariner Seafood, has joined the board and executive committee of the National Fisheries Institute (NFI), the lobbying group for the U.S. seafood industry and a nonprofit dedicated to education about seafood safety, sustainability and nutrition.
Headquartered in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Mariner Seafood processes fresh and frozen seafood, including Alaskan salmon, Pacific ground fish, Gulf shrimp and Atlantic sea scallops, from two BRC-audited, SQF level 2 processing facilities. It sells its products to markets throughout the U.S. and Canada.
“I am very honored to have been asked to serve on the NFI Board of Directors,” Flynn said. "Our philosophy [at Mariner] is simple: take care of our world's seafood supply, and it will take care of us. With NFI's focus on sustainability and on educating the public about the health benefits of seafood, the organization's mission directly parallels ours.”
A part of the seafood industry since he was 28 years old, Flynn now has more than 30 years of industry experience. As CEO at Mariner, Flynn has guided the company so that it only sources from American and international fisheries that follow responsible, sustainable, traceable practices, the company said in a press release.
"The appointment of Jack Flynn is a natural fit for NFI. Under his leadership, Mariner Seafood has long committed to procuring seafood from suppliers that are fully dedicated to sustainable, traceable and responsibly sourced practices,” NFI President John Connelly said. “We are delighted to welcome Jack, one of our industry's most qualified and knowledgeable players, to the NFI board."