Governance

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As of July 1, 2020 the ownership of the RFM Program transitioned from ASMI to the Certified Seafood Collaborative (CSC). The CSC is the approving body for all standards, strategy, and policy related to the RFM Program

Two advisory committees work with the RFM Team and have input into the RFM program. These committees make policy and work product recommendations to the CSC Foundation Board for approval.

The RFM Team is made up of CSC and ASMI staff, and expert consultants who manage the operations of the program and work with both committees and the CSC Foundation Board on RFM matters, including Standards Development.

The RFM seal in this diagram represents the RFM Program.

Advisory Committees

The Fisheries Standard Committee
The Fisheries Standard Committee (FSC) is appointed by the CSC Foundation Board and oversees the ongoing review and development of the Fisheries Standard.

The Technical Committee
The Technical Committee is appointed by the CSC Foundation Board and oversees the ongoing review and development of the Chain of Custody Standard.

Certification Process

Accreditation Bodies are approved by the International Accreditation Forum. Accreditation Bodies extend accreditation to Certification Bodies. Certification Bodies assess and certify the client fisheries and chain of custody clients of the RFM program.