GAA Congratulates GSA, Seafish on Release of Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard

Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard logoThe Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) congratulates Global Seafood Assurances (GSA), the independent, not-for-profit organization it established in April 2018, for officially taking ownership of the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) from Seafish on June 10, following a two-year, open and collaborative development process.

RFVS, which is the next iteration of Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS), is now publicly available. RFVS is a voluntary, vessel-based certification standard enabling commercial fishing operations to provide assurance of decent working conditions and operational best practices through independent, third-party auditing. RFVS is comprised of two core principles — vessel management and safety systems, and crew rights, safety and wellbeing.

Click here to read the full press release from Seafish.

Click here to access the RFVS webpage on the GSA website.