Walmart has accepted third-party certification schemes that have been recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI).
Global Trust/SAI Global has made available the 2nd Surveillance reports for haddock and saithe fisheries. The unit of certification includes the Icelandic commercial fisheries of haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) and saithe (Pollachius virens) under state management by the Ministry of Industries and Innovation, fished within Iceland´s Exclusive Economic Zone.
On 8 November 2016 the GSSI Steering Board announced its recognition of the IRFM Certification Programme.
A new video explaining the principles and methods used in the IRFM certification programme is now available online.
The Icelandic cod fishery (Gadus morhua) has been granted continued IRF certification by Global Trust. The fishery is assessed against the recently revised version of the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (IRFM) Standard 2.0.