GSA Officially Takes Ownership of the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is 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. The Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard 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 on GSA’s Best Seafood Practices website.