Ocean Beauty nets RFM certification


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
October 16, 2012

Ocean Beauty Seafoods recently became certified for the FAO-based Responsible Fisheries Management Chain of Custody Standard. This certification applies to all species of wild salmon, halibut, black cod, pollock, and crab that are sourced from Alaskan waters.

“This gives our customers the assurance that Alaskan fish sourced from Ocean Beauty have been scrutinized to the most exacting standards for sustainability by an independent third-party”, said Ocean Beauty President Mark Palmer. “The UN FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries is the most comprehensive set of international standards for seafood sustainability, and ISO provides us with the most rigorous gauge of our compliance and accountability.”

The organization granted the certification after an assessment of all of Ocean Beauty’s production, distribution, storage, warehouse, and labeling locations.

“Providing third-party sustainability assurance at no cost is good for the future of the fish stocks, and good for business,” Palmer continued. “We’re very proud of this certification, and what it says about how well Alaska seafood is managed.”

Founded in 1910, Ocean Beauty Seafoods is one of the largest seafood processors in the U.S. It operates six shoreside manufacturing plants in Alaska, as well as two value-added plants in the lower 48, eight distribution facilities in the western U.S., and sales offices in Seattle and Tokyo.

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