US shrimp fishery enters RFM assessment

Gulf of Mexico pink shrimp

GULF RFM certification transitions over to CSC RFM certification starting with US Gulf of Mexico shrimp

The Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (GULF) Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification programme is to transition to the Certified Seafood Collaborative’s (CSC) RFM certification programme, beginning with an assessment for white, brown and pink shrimp in all five Gulf states and federal waters.  

“We are pleased to have the largest shrimp fishery in the United States enter into an RFM assessment. It’s well known that Gulf of Mexico shrimpers have long demonstrated responsible harvesting practices within their fishery. Certification body, Global Trust, is conducting the RFM assessment, verifying if they meet the RFM standard,” CSC Chairman Mark Fina said.

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