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.

National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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