Written by Leslie Taylor
On July 10, 2013, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) announced that 16 more companies have met the requirements of the FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody certification.
Seafresh Marketing, Integra Foods International, Labeyrie, Sovintex, Lucky Buck-Signature Seafoods, Ocean Fresh Seafood Company, Tradex Foods, Interpral ULYSSE, Interocean Seafoods, Nova Fisheries dba Sunwave Processors, Tatoosh Seafoods, Worldwide Seafoods, Qingdao Tanford Foods, STI America, 1 Ocean Seafood and Fjord Import SAS join the list of now over 30 companies that recognize RFM as a credible choice in certification.
Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.Read more...
The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.