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

The Downeast Salmon Federation has received a major grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to ensure and improve the water quality of eastern Maine’s most important rivers, according to the Ellsworth American.

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Louisiana crab fishermen and their catch are feeling the pressure of a downturn in the state economy, and a resulting upturn of people entering the fishery.

“It’s a crazy business right now,” said Pete Gerica, the New Orleans fisherman who now serves as president or the Louisiana Crab Task Force, a legislatively-created board of industry voices that makes recommendations to state government.

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