Alaska’s Flatfish Trawl Fleet is an Important Economic Contributor to Reducing Halibut Bycatch

Pacific Fishing [Commentary], January 2015
By Chris Woodley

Click here to read what Chris Woodley, Executive Director of Groundfish Forum says about halibut bycatch and discard mortality.

Alaska Flatfish Fishery is RFM Certified

Responsible Fisheries Management

The multi-species Alaska flatfish fishery (soles, flounders), the largest flatfish fishery in the world, has received certification for Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM). The Alaska Flatfish fishery is one of the most proactive fisheries in the world dedicated to reducing bycatch through collaborative science and cooperative fishing…. Continue Reading

Alaska’s Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, GOA Flatfish Fisheries Enter into RFM Certification Assessment

SEAFOOD.COM NEWS, September 11, 2013
By Michael Ramsingh

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has announced that Alaska’s flatfish fishery has entered into assessment for the FAO’s Responsible Fisheries Management seafood sustainability program.

The Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BS/AI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) flatfish fisheries will be assessed against the program’s conformance criteria; if successful Alaska flatfish products will be able to carry the RFM ecolabel.

A list of Alaska’s flatfish that will be put up for assessment can be found here.

Alaska Seafood Cooperative Encourages Taking a New Look at Certified Sustainable Alaska Flaftfish

SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [], June 23, 2010

A month after being awarded an international environmental certification, Alaska flatfish species are receiving new attention from seafood buyers and restaurateurs. After a three‐year comprehensive evaluation, the fisheries earned Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. … Continue Reading