Thomas Jacob of Blue Sea Joins NFI Board of Directors

Washington, DC – December 13, 2021 – The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) is pleased to announce Thomas Jacob, CEO of Blue Sea Products LLC, based in New Jersey, is joining the association’s Board of Directors.

Jacob is a veteran of the shrimp industry and has successfully built and managed a variety of international and domestic businesses, including a New York based international logistics company.

“This is a great time to have someone with Thomas’s expertise on board,” said NFI President John Connelly. “Couple Blue Sea’s extensive worldwide resource partnerships with his background in international logistics and you have a wealth of knowledge.”

Blue Sea offers shrimp, crab, fin fish, Scallops, calamari, lobster and a variety of value-added seafood products.

“This is an opportunity to contribute to a vital pre-competitive collaboration that is tackling some of the seafood community’s most pressing issues,” said Jacob. “Whether it’s trade, labeling or sustainability NFI provides an industry voice and a brain trust that I’m proud to be a part of.”

NFI elects new board members annually to three-year terms.

For more than 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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