RFM certification of Alaska salmon

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Update as of July 1, 2018

Since 2015, AFDF has served industry as the Client for the RFM certification of the Alaska salmon fishery. As the Client, AFDF successfully completed the full five-year re-assessment in 2017 and has maintained RFM certification for all regions, all gear types and all salmon species. The second annual surveillance audit was completed in April, 2018, and the third audit is scheduled for completion in April, 2019.

AFDF completed billing for membership in the Client Group for the 2018 salmon season this spring.  In the future, annual billing will take place each spring, prior to the salmon season. Thank you to the member companies of the Client Group which are primary processors of Alaska salmon. These companies paid a cost-share rate of $30 per million pounds of salmon purchased – which is a significant reduction from the previous year’s rate of $115 per million pounds. AFDF is always looking for ways to reduce costs, and when there is a surplus in this program budget, the funds are rolled-forward to the next year, which is what allowed AFDF to charge a reduced rate in 2018.

2018 RFM Salmon Client Group List


Update as of September, 2017

Client Group List – RFM salmon 2017-09-10


Update as of February, 2016

Acting as Client for Alaska salmon in 2015, AFDF is pleased to announce the completion of the 3rd annual surveillance audit (ASA). As a result, the Alaska salmon fishery maintains RFM certification for all regions, all gear types, and all salmon species. The final report can be viewed online here. At this time, no other certification besides RFM covers all Alaska salmon statewide.

The 4th ASA for Alaska salmon is currently underway with the certification body (CB), GlobalTrust. Since a second CB (DNV) has recently received accreditation to work in the Alaska RFM Program, AFDF issued an RFP to complete the five-year re-certification of Alaska salmon in 2016. AFDF reviewed the proposals and awarded the contract to GlobalTrust. AFDF remains committed to finding efficiencies for industry and representing its best interests.

RFM Salmon Client Group – Information Packet – FULL 2016-08-05

Certificate Salmon reissued Jan 2016 (with extension thru 2016-12-11)