Alaska flatfish fishery gets RFM certified


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
January 21, 2014

A multi-species flatfish fishery in Alaska has received certification under the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)'s Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) sustainable fisheries assessment program.

"The Alaska flatfish fishery has worked hard to responsibly harvest our catch in a way that is collaborative and protects the ecosystem," said Jason Anderson, manager of the Alaska Seafood Cooperative. "We are very proud to join the ranks of the other RFM Certified fisheries from Alaska."

The fishery covers the Bering Sea/Aleutians Islands and Gulf of Alaska. Target species include yellowfin sole, northern rock sole, southern rock sole, flathead sole, rex sole, Kamchatka flounder, arrowtooth flounder, Alaska plaice and Greenland turbot.

ASMI has promoted the RFM program as an alternative to certification programs from groups such as the Marine Stewardship Council.

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