Topic RFVS

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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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First Vessel to Achieve Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Announced

GSA has announced that the first vessel to achieve the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) has been awarded the RFVS certificate by Lloyds Register. The vessel, Antarctic Discovery, belongs to Australian Longline Fishing, operating in a Patagonian and Antarctic Toothfish fishery certified by the Marine Stewardship Certified. The 56m vessel carries a crew of 20-25, 

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Global Seafood Alliance Releases White Paper ‘Worker Voice on Fishing Vessels’

The Global Seafood Alliance has released a white paper entitled Worker Voice on Fishing Vessels. Funded by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, research for the paper began in June 2020. The intent was to collate meanings and understanding of the terms “Worker Voice” and “Grievance Mechanism” as they relate to those working on fishing 

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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