New NFI board set, Demone named chair


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
February 1, 2012

Henry Demone, president and CEO of High Liner Foods, has been named chairman of the National Fisheries Institute. It’s the first time in NFI’s 66-year history that a Canadian is at the helm of the Washington, D.C.-based organization.

The NFI board met last Thursday during the organization’s 2012 Global Seafood Market Conference in Maimi. During the meeting, a new board was appointed. 

In addition to Demone, Chris Lischewski of Bumble Bee Foods was named vice chairman, Sean O’Scannlain of Fortune Fish Co. was appointed treasurer and Judson Reis of Gorton’s was named secretary.

“Inside a single company, you benefit from top performers in key roles. But through a trade association, you can draw resources from top performers inside multiple companies. It doesn’t matter if they’re in Canada, the U.S., Asia or the EU. That’s a structure and dynamic the NFI officers look forward to building on,” said Demone.

“Henry Demone is a respected leader in our worldwide seafood community,” added NFI President John Connelly. “As an industry, we are evolving, growing and embracing worldwide opportunities. Henry Demone and the other officers provide us the leadership to engage industry, ensure fisheries continue to be well-managed, and provide opportunities for well-run aquaculture to help meet American families’ demand for nutritious seafood.”

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