The Alaska cod fishery recently received certification for Responsible Fisheries Management. The certification provides additional value for Alaska cod producers and processors selling in markets where independent third-party certification is desired.
"Alaska cod joins the other RFM certified fisheries in Alaska and adds to the growing list of fisheries, such as those from Iceland and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that recognize RFM as a credible, independent and efficient certification," said Randy Rice, technical director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.
RFM Certification is ISO (International Organization for Standardization) accredited, giving potential buyers confidence that the assessment was conducted independently and in full conformance to established 3rd party certification methodology rules. ISO is an independent, non-governmental organization founded in 1947, made up of members from the national standards bodies of 163 countries.