Responsible Fisheries Management
Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) is a third-party certification program for wild-capture fisheries that stemmed from a partnership between ASMI and the Alaska seafood industry. Many of Alaska’s fisheries are certified by Alaska RFM, which is benchmarked by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) and aligned with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, the most comprehensive set of international standards and best practices for wild fisheries.
On July 1, 2020, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute officially handed over ownership of the Responsible Fisheries Management certification program to the Certified Seafood Collective (CSC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation led by a diverse board of seafood and sustainability industry experts. The transfer of RFM to the CSC presents new opportunities for increased efficiencies and growth outside of Alaska fisheries.
Alaska RFM provides credible standards for sustainable fishing and supply chain traceability. Whether you are a buyer, consumer, NGO or other stakeholders, seafood from Alaska RFM certified fisheries provides documented third-party assurance of responsible seafood sourcing policies.