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RFM Certification of Pacific Cod

Sustainability Certification

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  • 2022 MSC RFM P-Cod Client Group

    Updated: 11/14/22

  • RFM Alaska Pacific Cod Certificate

    Updated: 12/6/17

Verifying that Alaska's Pacific Cod fishery is sustainably and responsibly managed

RFM provides independent, third-party certification of the management of the major Alaska commercial fisheries. Certification provides additional assurance and verification to buyers, markets, and stakeholders that seafood from Alaska is responsibly managed and sustainable. Currently, AFDF is the Client for the MSC and RFM certification of Pacific cod. Support and membership to MSC & RFM sustainability certification programs is an ongoing industry-wide initiative. There was a broad industry agreement to support both certifications and distribute the costs based on catch by sector (Acceptable Biological Catch – ABC) throughout the fishery. Alaska’s Pacific cod fishery has maintained both certifications for all regions and gear types.

Updates

RFM Alaska Pacific Cod Certificate 

MSC & RFM Pacific Cod Client Group List 

Both MSC and RFM provide independent, third-party certification of the management of the major Alaska commercial fisheries. Certification provides additional assurance to buyers, markets, and stakeholders that seafood from Alaska is responsibly managed and sustainable. Currently, AFDF is the Client for the MSC and RFM certification of Pacific cod. Support and membership to MSC & RFM sustainability certification programs is an ongoing industry-wide initiative. There was a broad industry agreement to support both certifications and distribute the costs based on catch by sector (Acceptable Biological Catch – ABC) throughout the fishery. Alaska’s Pacific cod fishery has maintained both certifications for all regions and gear types.

MSC & RFM Pacific Cod Client Group List

Both MSC and RFM provide independent, third-party certification of the management of the major Alaska commercial fisheries. Certification provides additional assurance to buyers, markets, and stakeholders that seafood from Alaska is responsibly managed and sustainable. Currently, AFDF is the Client for the MSC and RFM certification of Pacific cod. Support and membership to MSC & RFM sustainability certification programs is an ongoing industry-wide initiative. There was a broad industry agreement to support both certifications and distribute the costs based on catch by sector (Acceptable Biological Catch – ABC) throughout the fishery. Alaska’s Pacific cod fishery has maintained both certifications for all regions and gear types.

Updates on MSC and RFM Pacific Cod Certifications: April 25th, 2018 

Updates on MSC and RFM Pacific Cod Certifications: December 4th, 2017 

As the Client, AFDF also managed the completion the 2nd annual surveillance audit (ASA) of the Pacific cod fishery. As a result, the Pacific cod fishery maintains RFM certification for all regions and all gear types across Alaska.