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.
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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.Read more...