Bristol Joins the National Fisheries Institute (NFI)

Bristol Seafood joins the National Fisheries Institute to support and promote education about seafood safety, sustainability, and nutrition.

PORTLAND, Maine, Mar. 10, 2015 Peter Handy, Vice President – Business Development, today announced that Bristol Seafood has joined the National Fisheries Institute (NFI).

The National Fisheries Institute is a non-profit organization whose primary focus is to educate individuals about seafood safety, sustainability, and nutrition. NFI members are committed to sustainable management and being stewards of our environment by endorsing the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Fisheries.

“We are pleased to have Bristol Seafood, a progressive and growing seafood company, join the National Fisheries Institute and look forward to working with them to further our mission,” said John Connelly, President of NFI.

“The NFI is a terrific organization that is working diligently to improve the seafood industry and, ultimately, to help promote growth in seafood consumption,” said Handy.  “In addition, like the NFI, at Bristol we are committed to furthering integrity in the industry, and we are proud to sign their economic integrity pledge with respect to proper labeling for weights, counts, species, and country of origin.”

“Bristol Seafood is one of our larger suppliers and we were anxious to have them join NFI to take advantage not only of the great networking opportunities and the tremendous informational aspects of NFI, but to keep themselves abreast of, and hopefully get involved in, the work it does to support and improve the seafood industry.” Said Roger, O’Brien, CEO of California-based Santa Monica Seafood.  “Santa Monica just joined NFI this past year; we’re very glad we did, and we’re happy to have a critically important supplier like Bristol Seafood jumping in as well. “


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.


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 shipped more than 6 million pounds of seafood from its facility on the Portland, Maine Fish Pier, and is the first and only fillet, mussel, and scallop processor in Maine to earn a Safe Quality Food Institute certification. Learn more at www.bristolseafood.com.