Alaska halibut fishery earns FAO certification


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 9, 2011

Alaska’s Pacific halibut fishery has been awarded Responsible Fisheries Management Certification, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) announced on Monday.

The independent, third-party certification is based on the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its Guidelines for Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries.

Halibut is the state’s second major commercial fishery to receive the certification, which was was sponsored by ASMI. Alaska’s salmon fishery was the first to be certified in March.

Black cod (sablefish), Alaska pollock and king and snow crab are also currently undergoing the certification process.

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