National Fisherman


The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is pleased to announce more companies have met the requirements of the FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody Certification.

The following 10 join the list of over 40 companies that recognize RFM as a credible choice in certification:

Pacific Live LLC
Intersea Fisheries West, Inc.
Rocky Pass Seafoods, LLC
North Beach Sales
Pacific Ocean Foods, Inc.
Nomura Trading Co., Inc.
Quality Seafood Services LLC
North Star Cold Storage
Alaska Glacier Seafoods
Trident Seafoods Corporation

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

Inside the Industry

NOAA recently published a proposed rule that would implement a traceability plan to help combat IUU fishing. The program would seek to trace the origins of imported seafood by setting up reporting and filing procedures for products entering the U.S.

The traceability program would collect data on harvest, landing, and chain of custody of fish and fish products that have been identified as particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and fraud.

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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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