National Fisherman


The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has announced an improvement of its fisheries certification program to increase the assurance of Alaska’s fisheries responsible management.
 
To improve the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification program, ASMI will provide a further definition and clarity of governance that will facilitate the participation of additional certification bodies.
 
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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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