A Look at the BSB after 10 Years

A recent article in IntraFish focused on the success of the Better Seafood Board (BSB) in the last 10 years with its work to stamp out economic fraud in the seafood industry. BSB Chair, Jamie Marshall of Trident Seafoods, provided insight about the ongoing work of the organization.

Formed in 2007, the BSB supports the commitment of NFI members to abide by industry principles of economic integrity by not selling seafood that is short in weight or count, has the wrong name, or has been transshipped from one country to another to circumvent duties and tariffs. Marshall highlighted the importance of defining what the fraud really is, because “each issue has distinct challenges.”

The article discussed current efforts of the BSB, which include:

  • Providing a 1-800 number for the general public to report suspected fraud
  • Working with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) to ensure seafood items are properly labeled on menus
  • Ongoing conversations with regulators, like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Raising the awareness of BSB at industry events, like Seafood Expo North America.