Member since 2016
New England Seafood is a major supplier of fresh and frozen premium sustainable fish and seafood in the UK and one of the country’s largest importers of fresh tuna. Now in its 25th year, New England Seafood sources more than 30 species of wild and farmed fish and seafood from over 40 countries worldwide. Its processing plant close to London supplies products nationwide to a large customer base, comprising leading retailers including Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Ocado, as well as smaller retail outlets, restaurant chains, foodservice and wholesale sectors.
Respect for the environment, natural resources and people are top priorities at New England Seafood, alongside a commitment to quality and service at every step in the supply chain. This ethos is the driving force for the way they do business – from the suppliers they work with and how our fish are caught, selected and processed – to high operating standards and strong team spirit at their processing plant. New England Seafood believe that their passion for sustainable sourcing, combined with a people-led approach and rigorous attention to quality and service, sets them apart as one of the UK’s leading seafood suppliers.
Through our membership of IPNLF, we look forward to further encouraging all interested parties, particularly the member states and cooperating non-members of the Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) towards improved tuna management. We recognise that by supporting IPNLF and its advocacy work in one-by-one fisheries, this will have a wider benefit for global tuna stocks generally, as delivering a healthy tuna stock will require proper management of all methods of fishing. We recognise there is a great deal of good scientific and improvement work being done, but that there is also a great deal more to do. One example of this is the need for some courageous decisions by member states at the forthcoming Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meeting in May to address tuna stock status issues.James Robinson (Managing Director at New England Seafood)