Norpac Fisheries Export

Norpac Fisheries Export

Exporter, Fisher, Importer, Processor
HI, United States
Contact Information

Founded by Thomas Kraft in 1987, Honolulu-based Norpac Fisheries Export (Norpac) provides seafood that exceeds industry standards for Accountability, Responsibility, Traceability and Sustainability (we call this the "ARTS" in seafood).

Our food safety and quality assurance programs adhere to the highest principals, exceeding industry standards. We have been the industry leader in full transparency through electronic traceability since 2004, and our Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) have become a gold standard for industry-led FIPs. We established our Micronesia tuna fishery as the world's first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified sustainable yellowfin and bigeye longline tuna fishery, through our 8-year effort with the first industry led tuna FIPs. Our Marshall Island tuna FIP is in full MSC Assessment for MSC sustainable fishery certification.

Further, we worked with The Nature Conservancy Indonesia to develop an industry leading snapper/grouper FIP, which uses our electronic traceability system to help develop a data rich environment for scientific fishery management, which is now being embraced by the Indonesian Government. A tremendous shift in fishery policy that will help drive their fisheries to sustainable development. We were also founders in the Vietnam tuna FIP, working with the WWF and government to drive better practices in that fishery. Although not fully embracing our concept of Gold Standard FIP practices, we continue to encourage development of this FIP through engagement with industry in Vietnam.

We are helping other fisheries move toward sustainability in numerous countries, whether we are involved as buyers, or as industry supporting the artisanal fisheries in developing better practices that support sustainable fisheries. Our mission is to provide exception quality seafood that is responsibly harvested, culturally supportive, and socially responsible.

 

Seafood Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council Certified

  • MSC-C-57184
Sustainability Partnerships
FisheryProgress Logo
48
Total Species
80
Total Sources

Distribution Regions and Business Locations

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1535 Colburn Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
United States
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Canada - Atlantic
  • Canada - Central & Interior
  • Canada - Northwest
  • Canada - Pacific
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • Middle East
  • Russia
  • South America
  • South Pacific
  • USA - Alaska
  • USA - California
  • USA - Gulf of Mexico
  • USA - Hawaii
  • USA - Mid Atlantic
  • USA - Midwest
  • USA - New England
  • USA - Pacific Northwest
  • USA - Rockies & Southwest
  • USA - South Atlantic
  • USA - Southeast
  • Worldwide
80 Results: Viewing 1-25 Seafood Products
Seafood group Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating Certification FIP Source

Albacore Tuna

Thunnus alalunga
USA - Hawaii
Deep-Set Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Albacore Tuna

Thunnus alalunga
Pacific Ocean - South
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Alfonsino

Centroberyx affinis
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Almaco Jack

Seriola rivoliana
USA - Hawaii
Submersible Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Atlantic Salmon

Salmo salar
Chile
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Barramundi

Lates calcarifer
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Barramundi

Lates calcarifer
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Bigeye Tuna

Thunnus obesus
USA - Hawaii (Eastern Pacific, including vessels landing in California)
Deep-Set Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Bigeye Tuna

Thunnus obesus
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Bigeye Tuna

Thunnus obesus
Pacific Ocean - West Central (MSC)
Longline
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Marine Stewardship Council Certified

Blue Marlin

Makaira nigricans
USA - Hawaii (Including vessels landing in California)
Deep-Set Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Bluenose

Hyperoglyphe antarctica
New Zealand
Bottom Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Bluenose

Hyperoglyphe antarctica
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Bluenose

Hyperoglyphe antarctica
New Zealand
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Buri

Seriola quinqueradiata
Japan
Net Pens
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Chinook Salmon

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
New Zealand
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Cocoa Snapper

Paracaesio stonei
Indonesia (FIP)
Bottom Longline
Seafood Watch: Unrated
FIP product

Common Octopus

Octopus vulgaris
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Crimson Jobfish

Pristipomoides filamentosus
USA - Hawaii
Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Crimson Jobfish

Pristipomoides filamentosus
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Crimson Jobfish

Pristipomoides filamentosus
Indonesia (FIP)
Bottom Longline
Seafood Watch: Unrated
FIP product

Dungeness Crab

Metacarcinus magister
USA - Alaska
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Dungeness Crab

Metacarcinus magister
Canada - British Columbia
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Escolar

Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Giant Tiger Prawn

Penaeus monodon
Vietnam
Extensive Pond
Seafood Watch: Avoid