Alaska Salmon Gets Certified!

Our friends over at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute just updated us that Alaska Salmon fisheries have received certification in Responsible Fisheries Management. A positive Certification determination has been awarded for the US Alaska Commercial Salmon Fisheries against the United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) based Responsible Fisheries Management criteria, by a Global Trust Certification Committee on March 11, 2011, after a twelve month independent assessment of the salmon fisheries.


As you know Orca Bay Seafoods has been delivering Wild Alaska Salmon to consumers and food service partners for a long time, we have always stood behind all the great products we receive from Alaska fisheries so it’s no surprise to us (although we are very excited!) that our partners in Alaska have received this certification. Species covered in this certification include:


King (or Chinook ) (Oncorhynchus tschawytscha)

ii. Sockeye (or Red) (Oncorhynchus nerka)

iii. Coho (or Silver) (Oncorhynchus kisutch)

iv. Pink (or Humpback) (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)

v. Keta (or Chum) (Oncorhynchus keta)


What does this mean for you?

This Certification delivers high confidence that reliable management systems are in place to properly assess and respond to any current and evolving issues and allow the fishery to continue on the path of sustainable and responsible management.


To review the entire certification documents, please head over to: http://sustainability.alaskaseafood.org/salmon-certification


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