MSC certification of Pacific cod

MSCLogonew1AFDF is pleased to announce the successful completion of five-year re-certification of the Pacific cod fishery under the MSC program. Because the Pacific cod fishery has been re-certified with no conditions, the fishery has reached a “Surveillance Level 1”, which means the audit schedule will be greatly reduced. Out of four surveillance audits, only one will require an on-site visit, one will require off-site surveillance, and two will only require a “review of information”. The “Surveillance Level 1” will reduce costs for industry. AFDF also plans to conduct the Level 1 surveillances in coordination with the Alaska pollock and flatfish fisheries, in order to further reduce costs to industry. AFDF remains committed to finding efficiencies for industry and representing its best interests.