Alaska pollock and cod fisheries re-certified to Alaska RFM
Alaskan cod catch. (Photo: NOAA)
(UNITED STATES, 12/16/2017)
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) announced that the Alaska pollock and Alaska cod fisheries have been awarded continued certification to the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program.
"Both fisheries scored with a confidence level 'high' for each assessment criteria, which is quite exceptional in itself and confirms the status of these fisheries among the best managed fisheries in the world," states ASMI's Sustainability Director, Susan Marks.
The reassessments were conducted using Alaska RFM Standard Version 1.3. A 30-day comment period was conducted for each fishery assessment report, prior to final certification decision. Neither fishery had any conditions to be closed at the end of the certification; therefore no actions or changes were required.