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National Fisheries Institute Celebrates 75th Anniversary

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The McLean, Virginia, USA-headquartered National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has unveiled a new logo for use in 2020, with a banner highlighting its 75th anniversary. As the nation’s largest commercial seafood trade association, its focus and issues management has evolved over time to meet members’ changing needs, but the NFI’s mission remains to create an environment where a strong seafood industry can prosper.

“For 75 years, NFI members have been at the epicenter of the seafood community,” said Judy Dashiell, the organization’s senior vice president. “From spearheading sustainability initiatives to revolutionizing ways to bring healthy, delicious seafood to American consumers, our members have been the tip of the spear. It’s only fitting to mark the occasion.”

Throughout the year, NFI will share highlights of its history on and social media using the hashtag #NFI75. Interested parties should watch for images from some of NFI’s earliest meetings, excerpts from iconic moments in the last 75 years, and short videos featuring members as well as NFI executives past and present.

The Institute invites supporters and colleagues in the seafood industry to join the celebration by sharing memories, pictures, or videos on social media using the hashtag #NFI75. The 75th Anniversary logo is available for members to use.

“We’re honored when we hear how NFI has impacted our members through the years. It’s neat to see how the trade association has been woven into the cultures of our member companies, because we feel like these businesses are the epicenter of the seafood community,” said Dashiell. “We’ve heard stories of how the NFI’s Future Leaders program has shaped people’s careers. From others in family-owned businesses, we’ve heard that their earliest memories of NFI were as children, learning about the association from their parents – and that’s really special.”

Since its inception, NFI members have represented all parts of the seafood supply chain in every region of the United States and across the globe. For more information about the organization, visit NFI’s website.

Celebrations will begin at NFI’s Global Seafood Market Conference in Orlando, Florida from January 21-23, with a special commemoration at the board of directors meeting.