Bristol Joins Board of National Fisheries Institute

Bristol Joins Board of National Fisheries Institute

PORTLAND, Maine – December 30, 2016 – Bristol Seafood, a leading seafood processor and distributor in Southern Maine, is pleased to announce that Peter Handy, its President and CEO, will join the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Board of Directors in 2017.

“At Bristol, we come to work every day to help make seafood America’s favorite protein by always telling the truth, producing a quality product, and never forgetting to tell the story behind our seafood. This is consistent with the goals of the National Fisheries Institute, which is dedicated to education around seafood safety, sustainability and nutrition.” said Peter Handy, Bristol’s President and CEO.  “I look forward to learning from my fellow board members and working with them to help increase seafood consumption in America.”

“We are pleased Peter can invest the time in moving the seafood industry forward,” said John Connelly, President of NFI.  “He brings a fresh perspective to our Board discussions, one that will help improve the performance and perception of our efforts to help Americans enjoy a healthy seafood meal.”

While fish remains one of the top sources of protein to combat heart disease, (leading cause of death in the U.S.), it continues to be a tiny fraction compared to American beef, poultry or pork consumption per capita.  Bristol and NFI are working to change that and more fish in the New Year might be just what the doctor ordered.


About Bristol Seafood

Bristol provides quality seafood to people who care about what they eat.  Founded in 1992, the company enjoys a nationwide following for its steadfast adherence to its uncompromising Maine standards.  This involves pairing efficiency-building technologies with finishing done the old-fashioned way – by hand.  In 2015, Bristol reported record sales and shipped more than 6 million pounds of seafood from its facility on the Portland, Maine fish pier.  The company is the first and only processor of mussels, scallops, or fillets in the state of Maine to earn a Safe Quality Food institute certification.

Learn more at www.bristolseafood.com


About National Fisheries Institute

The National Fisheries Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to education about seafood safety, sustainability, and nutrition. From vessels at sea to your favorite seafood restaurant, our diverse member companies bring delicious fish and shellfish to American families. NFI promotes the US Dietary Guidelines that suggest Americans include fish and shellfish in their diets twice per week for longer, healthier lives. NFI and its members are committed to sustainable management of our oceans and being stewards of our environment by endorsing the United Nations Principles for Responsible Fisheries.

Our investment in our oceans today will provide our children and future generations the health benefits of a plentiful supply of fish and seafood tomorrow. From responsible aquaculture, to a marketplace supporting free trade, to ensuring the media and consumers have the facts about the health benefits of fish and shellfish, NFI and its members support and promote sound public policy based on ground truth science.

Learn more at http://www.aboutseafood.com