Camerican International, Inc. has become the latest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the only non-profit association that is solely committed to promoting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chainsFounded in 1916, Paramus, New Jersey-based Camerican imports food products from more than 40 countries around the world into the United States. Specialising in frozen and canned seafood, fruit, vegetables and specialty food products, the company’s customer base includes many of the largest food companies in the US market.
With a product range that includes cans, pouches and frozen tuna, and utilising sustainably-caught skipjack, yellowfin, albacore and tongol, Camerican is a strong supporter of one-by-one tuna fisheries. It also recognises the crucial contribution that these small-scale fisheries make to the socio-economic wellbeing of coastal communities.
Bob Shanahan, Senior VP of Global Procurement at Camerican International, explains, “At Camerican, we are immensely proud to have supplied our customers with a broad range of products from around the world for more than 100 years. Such an accomplishment has been made possible by going about our business in the most responsible manner possible. We are always mindful of where our seafood is coming from and the broader impacts of those supply chains. Becoming a Member of IPNLF reaffirms our promise to support responsible tuna fisheries, and we look forward to working alongside the Foundation to progress the global one-by-one sector.”
Martin Purves, Managing Director of IPNLF, says, “Camerican International’s extensive customer base, which includes the likes of Kroger, Trader Joes, Campbell and Walmart, to name but a few, is testament to its longstanding commitment to responsible sourcing. We believe that the company will prove a very important addition to our growing supply chain network, not least through its ability to provide our team with unique insights on market needs and trends as we seek to provide greater opportunities for one-by-one tuna.”