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.


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

Inside the Industry

NMFS recently released a draft action plan for fish discard and release mortality science, creating a list of actions that they hope can better inform fisheries.

We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.


A new study has identified a set of features common to all ocean ecosystems that provide a visual diagnosis of the health of the underwater environment coastal communities rely on.

Together, the features detail cumulative effects of threats -- such as overfishing, pollution, and invasive species,  allowing responders to act faster to increase ocean resiliency and sustainability.

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