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JAVA® tuna is sashimi graded and satisfies the high standards of the finest supermarkets, sushi bars and restaurants.

Seafood Imports Joins IPNLF’s Supply Chain Network

  (UNITED STATES, 10/2/2019)

San Diego, California-based Seafood Imports has become the latest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit association that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains. 

Seafood Imports is a leading importer and distributor of specialty seafood products with direct sourcing power in South Africa and Asia.

As the experts in sashimi grade tuna, Seafood Imports offers JAVA® and JAVA® Kosher—the company’s private labels of superior sashimi grade tuna. Wild caught in the Indian Ocean of Indonesia, JAVA® and JAVA® Kosher are exclusively packaged for Seafood Imports and its US customers. In addition to JAVA® sashimi tuna brand, Seafood Imports also offer Yellowtail Hamachi, Escolar, Snapper, Grouper, Black Butterfish and more.

JAVA® sashimi grade Saku is one of Seafood Imports most popular items due to a minimal percentage of muscle fiber, offering a consistently smooth and buttery texture. Each Saku is consistently portioned, perfectly sized, and is boneless, skinless and individually vacuum packed for easy storage.

Through its commitment to a sustainable seafood industry, Seafood Imports ensures that all of the products it sources are caught responsibly and that the fisheries adhere to practices that are consistent with the maintenance of healthy oceans and fish stocks. 

The company is deeply committed to the development of sustainable fishing communities, ensuring they can play a vital role in delivering the highest-quality seafood for generations to come. It actively partners with fisheries and suppliers that follow strict sustainability practices and that are socially responsible. 

Seafood Imports wild-caught JAVA® and JAVA® Kosher brands of sashimi grade tuna are caught using traditional hand line and manageable long line fishing methods.

Michael Berkowitz at Seafood Imports, said, “Our company is guided by the core company values of customer success, integrity, innovation and teamwork. To live up to these values, it is essential that we do all that we can to support the health of the oceans that we have long been sourcing from. IPNLF Membership underlines our commitment to safeguarding one-by-one tuna fisheries and the communities they support, and we look forward to contributing to the organization’s essential work in this space.” 

Debbie Wirtjes-Lewis, Communications & Marketing Director at IPNLF, said, “As a major advocate for sustainable fisheries and supporting fishing communities, Seafood Imports is a very welcome new addition to our Member network. They are ideally placed to inform the US retail and foodservice sectors about the importance of supporting one-by-one caught tuna and the positive economic and social impact that such purchasing decisions can have.”

JAVA® sashimi grade Tuna Cubes are cut for multi-purpose servings, including bite-size kababs, seared and poke-styled salad toppings. Produced and packaged according to strict quality and sanitation control guidelines, and perfect for retail, restaurants, foodservice operators and distributor applications

About Seafood Imports, Inc.

Seafood Imports is a family business with a seafood history and a love for the oceans. Since 1998, it has been distributing premium-quality seafood to restaurants, foodservice and supermarkets across the United States, including its private-labelled, superior grade foodservice fish and cutting-edge meal solutions, JAVA® and JAVA® Kosher. 

Dedicated to providing responsibly sourced and high-quality choices of wild-caught and farmed-raised seafood products, the company imports and distributes tropical fish species such as tuna, snapper and grouper species from Indonesia, as well as products from Japan, Vietnam and South Africa. 

Seafood Imports provides a direct source to a consistent quality and dependable supply of seafood, as well as some unique and on-point value-added seafood items, incorporating organic ingredients and healthy trends.

JAVA® Loins are one of the most popular items and available in whole and center cut, both fully trimmed and 100% useable.

About IPNLF

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) works to develop, support and promote socially and environmentally responsible pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries around the world. IPNLF’s ambition is to contribute to thriving coastal fisheries, including the people, communities, businesses and seas connected with them.  As a hub for sustainably-minded organisations, we use the influence of the market to forge change through practical fishery projects and stakeholder cooperation.

IPNLF membership is open to organisations involved in the one-by-one caught tuna supply chain. Allied with its Members, IPNLF demonstrates the value of one-by-one caught tuna to consumers, policymakers and throughout the supply chain. It works across science, policy and the seafood sector, using an evidence-based, solutions-focused approach with guidance from its Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees.

IPNLF works with itsMembers to demonstrate the benefits of one-by-one fisheries.

IPNLF was officially registered in the United Kingdom in 2012 (Charity 1145586), with branch offices in the UK and the Maldives, and a staff presence in Indonesia, South Africa, France, Germany, the Netherlands, North America and St Helena.

Source: IPNLF

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