10.1.2012

Alaska Pollock Certified against FAO-ISO model

Alaska pollock, the world’s largest sustainable fishery, has received certification for Responsible Fisheries Management indicating that it fully conforms to the international guidelines set by the United Nation’s Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO). Alaska Pollock joins Alaska’s salmon, halibut and black cod/sablefish fisheries in having been certified by the independent organization Global Trust in accordance with the FAO-Based Model for Responsible Fisheries Management.

Alaska uses the same principles in their certification programme as Iceland, FAO-ISO based certification model, and combine the promotion of the origin of the seafood and sustainable use.

“Alaska Pollock has long been recognized worldwide as a model for sustainable fisheries and having another certification further demonstrates the strength of our responsible fisheries management in Alaska,” says Randy Rice, Technical Program Director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). “Furthermore, this FAO-based certification is cost effective for every member of the supply chain because there are no logo licensing fees. It means we are able to provide our customers, and through them the consumer, with an affordable and credible certification alternative.”

Read the full press relase from Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.