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Alaska halibut fisheries. (Photo: Icicle Seafoods)

Third-party certifiers evaluating Alaska fisheries

  (UNITED STATES, 8/6/2010)

Alaska fisheries are currently undergoing a thorough third-party certification process so as to provide the highest assurance of responsible fisheries management. This certification is being conducted by Global Trust Certification, Ltd., an internationally recognized and accredited certification body and leader in seafood standards development.

Each major Alaska fishery will be assessed against the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and the FAO Guidelines for Ecolabelling Fishery Products. The substantive requirements of the FAO Code and Guidelines are the world's most widely recognized sustainability principles.

Certification work is well underway for Alaska fisheries. Initial site visits have occurred, where Global Trust met with resource managers and industry stakeholders. The first of the certifications is expected to be completed in early 2011.

The new Certification section is available on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's (ASMI) website. Here you will find:

  • The latest progress reports for each of the major Alaska fisheries
  • External resources under review by Global Trust
  • Information on the certification standards
  • A Global Trust company overview

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Address: 311 N. Franklin Street., Suite 200
City: Juneau
State/ZIP: Alaska (AK 99801)
Country: United States
Phone: +1 907 465 5560
Fax: +1 907 465 5572
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