Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Sealaska has acquired New England Seafood International Limited in a deal that secures management continuity.
Sealaska, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by 23,000 Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian shareholders and owner of several food companies, including Seattle-based Orca Bay Foods, and NESI, a respected, London-based supplier of fresh and frozen premium sustainable fish and seafood to retailers and leading food-service brands, are forging an unprecedented alliance.
Founder of NESI Fred Stroyan will retain a stake in the company.
The partnership will focus on protecting the planet by converting seafood from healthy fisheries around the globe to deliver innovative products that inspire customers to buy more fish.
"One of the biggest challenges facing humanity is how to feed, water, educate and house a growing population on a finite planet," said Sealaska COO Terry Downes, "Enormous social, environmental and economic value is possible when strong, like-minded organizations join forces across the world to make a bigger difference."
New England Seafood is an importer, processor, and supplier of fresh and frozen premium sustainable fish and seafood to the United Kingdom and Northern European markets.
NESI's customers include the UK's leading supermarkets as well as smaller retail outlets and leading sushi and healthy eating chains via its Joii foodservice division.
NESI sources more than 30 species of wild and farmed fish and seafood from 37 countries in the world.