ASMI Accepting Letters of Interest for Certified Seafood Collaborative (RFM) Foundation Board

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s (ASMI) Board of Directors is currently developing plans for the transfer of its Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) program to an independent entity (the Certified Seafood Collaborative).  This transfer is intended to solidify the program by ensuring the RFM program continues as an independent, credible, transparent sustainable fishery certification program. ASMI is currently soliciting letters of interest for the board of directors of the Certified Seafood Collaborative from interested stakeholders.

The Certified Seafood Collaborative was formed to maintain the RFM program which provides independent third-party certification of responsible fisheries management in accordance with the guidance of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. The program verifies that management protects the biological sustainability of the target stock, with consideration for conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem integrity; and due regard to social responsibility and the economic viability of the fishery.

The interim Board of Directors will consist of no more than nine (9) members serving a one-year term of appointment. The Board will oversee the formation of the Collaborative, its receipt of the RFM program, the transition of the program from ASMI, the initial oversight of the program by the Collaborative, and the selection of a permanent Board of Directors from a diverse pool of applicants, ideally including some serving on the Collaborative’s interim Board.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and a brief resume by August 16, 2019, to Sara Truitt at struitt@alaskaseafood.org (ASMI’s Executive assistant and Board Liaison) for consideration by the ASMI Board. We appreciate your interest in maintaining Alaska’s reputation as supplier of responsibly managed seafood to the world.