Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program

On 12 July 2016 the GSSI Steering Board announced its recognition of the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program for the scope of Fisheries Certification.

GSSI’s recognition shows that the Alaska RFM Program, with Fisheries Management Standard Version 1.3, effective 1 January 2016, is in alignment with all 143 applicable Essential Components of the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool (version 1.0, 8 October 2015). The Tool is grounded in the FAO Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries and consists of performance areas related to scheme governance, operational management (including chain of custody) and applied wild-capture fisheries audit standards.

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

AK Sfd RFM logo English 4C


Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program

Scheme owner

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Date of recognition

12 July 2016, Read the news release

Scope of recognition

Fisheries Certification
(Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Standard version 1.3, effective 1 January 2016)

In alignment with Sections

A- Governance

B- Operational Management (including chain of custody)

D- Fisheries Certification Standard

Benchmark Report

GSSI Benchmark Report for the Alaska RFM Program

Download the PDF report

Steering Board Liaison

Aldin Hilbrands, IDH

Independent Experts

Josie Foster (Sections A,B)

Kevin Stokes (Section D)

Benchmark Committee Members

(bios included in the report)

Aimee Russillo

Joseph DeAlteris

Pavel Salz

Mark Boulter

Public Consultation

8 March - 5 April 2016

Public comments and responses: