Alaska’s salmon awarded continued certification

Alaska’s salmon fishery has been awarded continued certification to the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Certification Program.

The announcement on March 14 came from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

The reassessment was conducted using Alaska RFM standards. No stakeholder comments were submitted during the 30-day public comment period, which ended on Feb. 21.

For 2016, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimated the commercial value of Alaska’s wild salmon harvest at more than $406 million.

Susan Marks, sustainability director for ASMI, noted that more than 90 percent of wild salmon harvested domestically comes from Alaska waters. “With continued RFM certification, buyers can be confident they are sourcing wild salmon responsibly,” Marks said.

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation is the client for the Alaska RFM certification salmon fishery.


“The recertification of the Alaska salmon fishery is an important achievement for fishing families and processors who rely on the sustainability of this resource to maintain jobs and economic activity in Alaska’s coastal communities,” said Julie Decker, executive director of AFDF.

Information about the Alaska RFM certification is online at