About RFM

RFM – a FAO-based model

The Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) program: a model based on the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

The RFM Certification Program is a voluntary and internationally accredited certification assessment of whether a fishery is responsibly managed based on strict criteria. It consists of two seafood certification standards:

1) Fisheries Standard and

2) Chain of Custody Standard.

RFM is a comprehensive program founded on the strongest and most widely acknowledged international standards and practices. Based on United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) criteria, it is one of the few programs to have an accredited certification process under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 17065) code.

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RFM video

The RFM program certifies some of the most iconic fisheries in the world.

Alaska RFM Video

Key Features of RFM and Fisheries Management

Governance

Established, sound structure with expert advisory committees.

Stakeholders

Comprehensive engagement procedures at multiple levels.

Transparency

Open, collaborative and transparent assessment process.

Impartial

Well-defined appeals and complaints processes ensures unbiased outcome.

Traceable

Certified seafood that can be traced back through the supply chain.

Affordable

No logo licensing fees, the RFM Logo is free to use.

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