Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (IRFM) Certification Programme

On 8 November 2016 the GSSI Steering Board recognized the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (IRFM) Programme for the scope of Fisheries Certification.

GSSI's recognition shows that the IRFM Certification Programme, with Fisheries Management Standard Version 2.0 (1 July 2016), is in alignment with all Essential Components of the Global Benchmark Tool. 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.

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Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (IRFM) Certification Program

Scheme owner

Iceland Responsible Fisheries Foundation

Date of recognition

8 November 2016 Read the news release

Scope of recognition

Fisheries Certification
(Fisheries Management Standard Version 2.0, effective 1 July 2016)

In alignment with Sections

A- Governance

B- Operational Management (including chain of custody)

D- Fisheries Certification Standard

Benchmark Report

GSSI Benchmark Report for IRFM

Download the PDF report

Steering Board Liaison

Friederike Sorg, GIZ

Independent Experts

Aimee Russillo (Sections A,B)

Joseph DeAlteris (Section D)

Benchmark Committee Members

(bios included in the report)

Josie Foster

Kevin Stokes

Mark Boulter

Josanna Busby

Phil MacMullen

Public Consultation

29 August - 25 September 2016

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