The Chain of Custody Standard
Each facility and stage that handles the certified seafood within a supply chain must be assessed by the program’s Certification Body before an Applicant within their supply chain can use a certified source claim.
NEW! Unified RFM Chain of Custody (CoC) Version 2.5
UNIFIED RFM CHAIN OF CUSTODY VERSION 2.5 EFFECTIVE ON JANUARY 1, 2022.
This newly revised Standard is the result of the unification of the Alaska RFM CoC Standard with the Iceland RFM (IRFM) CoC Standard. This V2.5 Standard has not changed significantly from V 2.4 and adds more specific interpretations. No criteria have been removed. Criteria shall be applied in both certification programs, as well as in other collaborative RFM certification programs including those currently under development.
V2.5 will provide increased cost efficiencies through Certifying Bodies working with both Alaska and Iceland fisheries. Other geographic regions that are interested in using the Unified CoC Standard, may do so, subject to both Alaska and Iceland RFM standard owner approval.
• All new CoC clients will use V2.5
• Current CoC clients using V2.4 will have up to one year before transitioning to V2.5 by January 1, 2023
- RFM CHAIN OF CUSTODY STANDARD VERSION 2.4 EFFECTIVE ON JANUARY 1, 2016. The RFM Chain of Custody Version 2.4 was approved by the ASMI Board in November 2015 for use beginning January 2016. V2.4 will be retired on January 1, 2023.
- Letter of Temporary Variance | Updated: September 2021