Statement on the Passing of Stephen Thompson

WASHINGTON, DC November 16, 2020 — The seafood community has lost a technical giant and brilliant smile. Stephen Thompson was a seafood veteran who could solve any regulation implementation or food safety question… and do it with wit and good-natured spirit showing through his iconic moustache. He will be sorely missed.

Stephen first joined the National Fisheries Institute 35 years ago. He was a leader of the association’s Technical Committee and most recently proudly represented Harbor Seafood on the NFI Crab Council. Stephen also served on the Seafood Industry Research Fund’s board of directors.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his colleagues, and everyone who was blessed to have known Stephen.

John Connelly
President, National Fisheries Institute

Contact Information

Gavin Gibbons
(703) 752-8891