National Fisherman


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.

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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.

To see the full list of companies with RFM Chain of Custody certification, click here.  
 

For more information about Alaska's responsible fisheries management and certification go to www.alaskaseafood.org.

Inside the Industry

The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.

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Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which governs commercial and recreational fishing in the state, got a new boss in January. Charlie Melancon, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislator, was appointed to the job by the state’s new governor, John Bel Edwards.

Although much of his non-political work in the past has centered on the state’s sugar cane industry, Melancon said he is confident that other experience, including working closely with fishermen when in Congress, has prepared him well for this new challenge.

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