Frank Dulcich Takes the Gavel as NFI’s New Chair

Pacific Seafood CEO takes over during 75th Anniversary Celebration

January 21, 2020 – Orlando, FL – The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) opened its Board of Directors meeting by recognizing its new Chairman, Pacific Seafood CEO, Frank Dulcich. A longtime member of NFI who has served on the Board, the Executive Committee and as part of the officers group, Dulcich takes over as the association celebrates its 75th anniversary.

“My goal as Chair is to ensure NFI is not the best-kept secret in the industry. This association has been a vital part of the progress the seafood community has made over the last 75 years, on so many levels. I want to highlight not only the importance of membership but how transformative engaged membership can be,” said Dulcich.

. since its inception, as well as a stalwart supporter of the Future Leader’s program.

“We are going to celebrate NFI’s history this year and look back on 75 years but we’re also going to look forward and the Future Leaders are a wonderful resource who learn so much from that program. But we need to make sure we’re learning from them,” said Dulcich. “It’s time we harvest some of their ideas and energy to ensure we’re getting all we can from the next generation.”

Just four years ago, Pacific Seafood itself celebrated its 75th anniversary. Opened in 1941 as a retail seafood shop in Portland, Oregon, Frank Dulcich has grown the company to include harvesting, aquaculture, processing, and distribution. Today, Pacific Seafood employs more than 3,000 team members across 41 facilities in 11 states and three countries.

For 75 years, NFI has been the leading trade association for the seafood industry whose members represent all aspects of the value chain from water to the table. For more information, visit our Web site at

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