Topic Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard

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RFVS Is First Scheme to Achieve SSCI’s At-Sea Operations Benchmark

The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has announced that the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) has completed the SSCI benchmarking process and has achieved SSCI recognition. RFVS Issue 2.1 has become the first standard globally to be successfully benchmarked against the SSCI Benchmarking Requirements for At-Sea Operations Version 1.0. In achieving SSCI Recognition, 

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Public Comment Sought on Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Issue 2.1

Issue 2.1 of the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) has been released to the public, initiating a 60-day public comment period that ends December 1, 2022, the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) announced on Monday, October 3. RFVS is part of GSA’s Best Seafood Practices (BSP) third-party certification program, which was introduced last June and includes 

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SSCI’s At-Sea Operations Benchmark Advances RFVS to Public Comment

The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) At-Sea Operations Benchmark has advanced the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) to the public comment phase. By passing to the Public Comment phase, SSCI has determined through a third-party assessment that the RFVS is aligned to the Benchmark and is eligible for recognition. Following this public consultation 

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First Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard-Certified Coldwater Prawn Fishing Vessel Announced

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce that the first coldwater prawn fishing vessel has been certified to the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS). The vessel, Merike, is a 70-meter Estonia-registered trawler that targets coldwater prawns (Pandalus borealis) in the North Atlantic along the eastern Canadian coastline as well as the eastern Barents 

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Vima Foods Commits to BAP, BSP Certification Programs

The Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has added a major player in the frozen, refrigerated and preserved foods business in southern Europe to its list of market endorsers. Vima Foods has pledged to source seafood from BAP-certified farms and processing plants, the equivalent of two-star BAP product, GSA announced 

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Philippines-Based RD Fishing, Philbest Tuna Supply Chain First to Achieve Best Seafood Practices Certification

RD Fishing Group has achieved Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) certification for its 12 tuna fishing vessels in the western and central Pacific Ocean, while the Philippines tuna processing plant operated by Philbest Canning Co. has attained certification to the Seafood Processing Standard (SPS), standards-holder the Global Seafood Alliance announced on Nov. 10. RD Fishing 

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First UK-based Vessel Certified to Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard

GSA is pleased to announce that several vessels in the UK have successfully certified to the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS). These initial United Kingdom-based vessels include 80-meter vessels in Scotland belonging to the Lunar Fishing Company and the Klondyke Fishing Company and single-handed vessels based in Norfolk. This helps to illustrate the inherent flexibility 

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New Edition of Seafood Processing Standard Addresses Outsourcing, Food Safety, Environmental Monitoring, Employee Health and Safety

The latest edition of the Seafood Processing Standard (SPS), which incorporates multiple clarifications and updates since the previous edition, has been released, the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program announced on Nov. 16. SPS Issue 5.1 replaces SPS Issue 5.0, which was released in February 2019, and is mandatory for all facilities pursuing certification 

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GAA Seeks COO As Organization Becomes More Involved in Wild Fisheries

The Global Aquaculture Alliance has initiated the search for a chief operating officer, a new role within the organization that will likely evolve into the role of chief executive officer, the organization announced on Nov. 11. The COO will be responsible for managing GAA’s industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, including oversight of 

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Steaming Ahead with the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard

In May 2020, following a two-year transparent and inclusive process Global Seafood Alliance, working with the UK Seafish Industry Authority, completed the development of the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard. Completing a standard with due diligence and appropriate governance is an arduous process of research, consultation, and third-party oversight, but when the standard is complete a 

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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