Audubon Gulf United (G.U.L.F.) for Lasting Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program

On October 4, 2018, the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative provided formal recognition of the Audubon Gulf United (G.U.L.F.) for Lasting Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program for the scope of Fisheries.

GSSI’s recognition shows that the Audubon G.U.L.F. Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Standard, v1.2 is in alignment with all applicable Essential Components of the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool (version 1.0, 8 October 2015). 

Have a look at our factsheet to learn more about the benchmark process.

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Audubon Gulf United (G.U.L.F.) for Lasting Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program.

Scheme owner

Audubon Nature Institute

Date of recognition

October 4, 2018 Read the news release

Scope of recognition

Fisheries Certification

Audubon G.U.L.F. RFM Certification Standard, v1.2 (July 10, 2018)

In alignment with Sections

A- Governance

B- Operational Management (including chain of custody)

D- Fisheries Certification Standard

Benchmark Report


Steering Board Liaison

Judy Panayos, Sr Director, Sustainability, Supply Management, Sodexo

Independent Experts

Dr. Joseph DeAlteris, President, Dealteris Associates Inc.

Jody Foster, Director, J Foster Consulting LTD

Benchmark Committee Members


Sally Ananya Surangpimol, Director, The Food School

Nigel Peacock, Director, Napfisheries & Aquatic Environment

Rebecca Clarkson, Environment Manager, Aquaculture New Zealand

Steve Minor, Managing Partner, Waterfront Associates

Dr. Trevor Ward, Marine Ecologist, University of Technology Sydney

Public Consultation

August 7 – September 6 

No public comments received.