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GSSI Recognises Iceland's Responsible Fisheries Management Certification

Lucy Towers
08 November 2016, at 12:00am

ICELAND - The GSSI Steering Board has announced its recognition of the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme.

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.

The IRFM Certification Programme is the second seafood certification scheme to be benchmarked against GSSI’s Global Benchmark Tool and to achieve recognition in 2016.

“We commend the IRFM Certification Programme for successfully completing GSSI’s rigorous benchmark process,” stated GSSI Steering Board co-chair Bill DiMento, VP Quality Assurance, Sustainability and Government Affairs, High Liner Foods.