NFI Crab Council Welcomes Trans Global Products03 January 2013
US - The NFI Crab Council continues to expand its membership with the addition of Trans Global Products, Inc. A part of the seafood community for the last three decades, Trans-Global specialises in pasteurised crabmeat and is known for its Trans-Global and Captain’s Delight brands.
“Concentrating on sustainability is more important now than ever,” said Trans-Global’s Irene Chen. “Having been in the crabmeat business for over 20 years, we recognise the increasing need to proactively solve the challenges facing the Blue Swimming Crab fisheries in Southeast Asia. We believe the work that the NFI Crab Council is doing by spearheading public/private partnerships and funding its own work addresses these issues directly. That focus is what brought Trans-Global to this partnership.”
The NFI Crab Council funds fisheries improvement efforts in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam and has begun working with groups in India and Sri Lanka.
“Our Council has full-time staff working on the sustainability of the Blue Swimming Crab fisheries at their source,” said Council Chair Ed Rhodes of Phillips Foods. “Committed companies, like Tran-Global, know they are joining a coalition that is dedicating resources and forging partnerships where they are needed most. We are pleased to welcome them.”
The NFI Crab Council was founded in 2009 and funds Blue Swimming Crab sustainability projects through contributions from participating companies and has received grants from the World Bank and the Walton Family Foundation.
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