Affiliations

Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)

Governing Member
The mission of GAA is an international, non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. GAA recognizes that aquaculture is the only sustainable means of increasing seafood supply to meet the food needs of the world's growing population.

GAA has become the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood
See more about the GAA

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

MSC Certified Products:
  • Snow Crab
  • Patagonian Toothfish (Chilean Sea Bass)
  • Tristan Lobster Tails
  • New Zealand Hoki
  • Norwegian Cod

Vision
MSC's vision is of the world’s oceans teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations.

Mission
The mission is to use the MSC ecolabel and fishery certification program to contribute to the health of the world’s oceans by recognising and rewarding sustainable fishing practices, influencing the choices people make when buying seafood, and working with our partners to transform the seafood market to a sustainable basis.
Learn more about the MSC

Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators (COLTO)

COLTO was founded in 2003 by legal industry members to eliminate IUU fishing for toothfish, and improve sustainability of toothfish stocks. At that time, estimates of IUU catches had been double the legal catches of toothfish – mainly being illegally taken from within national waters (Exclusive Economic Zones – EEZs).

Through the combined efforts of CCAMLR, Flag States, Port States, conservation NGOs and industry, those levels of IUU fishing inside national EEZs have been virtually zero since 2005.
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National Fisheries Institute (NFI)

Member of NFI
Member of Importers Committee, Better Seafood Bureau, and Shrimp Council

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, NFI's 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.

Thomas Mazzetta sits on the Executive Board of Directors

Jordan Mazzetta sits on the Board of Directors of Fisheries Scholarship Fund
Learn more about the NFI

Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP)

Partner
Seafood Nutrition Partnership is a 501(c)3 whose mission it is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood.
Learn more about the SNP

Better Seafood Board (BSB)

Member of Importers Committee, Better Seafood Bureau, and Shrimp Council
Members of the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) have taken a pledge to stamp out economic fraud in the seafood industry.

The Better Seafood Board (BSB) was formed in 2007 to support the commitment of NFI members to abide by industry principles of economic integrity by not selling seafood that is short in weight or count, that has the wrong name, or that has been transshipped from one country to another to circumvent duties and tariffs.
Learn more about BSB

Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF)

The Seafood Industry Research Fund is a leading non-profit, non-governmental sponsor of research improving the commercial success of companies engaged in all aspects of the seafood business. Our focus is on investigations with immediate and practical application to the industry.
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Ocean Trust

Ocean Trust has distinguished itself with award-winning projects to enhance fisheries, wildlife and the marine environment. We are committed to partnership building with seafood producers and conservationists, and to positive, results-oriented projects that help sustain the oceans and coastal communities that are dependent on the sea.
Learn more about Ocean Trust