Alaska pollock nears FAO-based certification

Alaska’s pollock fishery is one step closer to being awarded Responsible Fisheries Management Certification.

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) on Tuesday announced that the fishery has entered the peer-review stage, one of the final steps in the Food and Agriculture Organization-based certification program. 

The independent, third-party assessment is being conducted by Global Trust Certification Ltd., which unveiled that the external peer review team members for Alaska’s pollock fishery are Herman Savikko and Dankert Skagen.

Pollock would be the state’s fourth major commercial fishery to receive the certification, which is being sponsored by ASMI. The salmon fishery was the first to be certified in March, followed by the halibut fishery in May and the sablefish fishery in September. King and snow crab are also going through the assessment process.


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