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.

Meet the Fisheries: Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska Flatfish

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Best Use Cooperative Announcement of its Marine Stewardship Council Certification

For Immediate Release, June 1, 2010

Marine Stewardship Council certifies Alaska’s flatfish trawl fisheries

Contact Jason Anderson at (206) 462-7690 or

Fisheries for all the major flatfish species harvested off Alaska were today certified as sustainable under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) environmental standard for sustainable and well managed fisheries. … Continue Reading