Audubon Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM)

certification program

On 4 October 2018 The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) has provided formal recognition of the Audubon Gulf United (G.U.L.F.) for Lasting Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification program, for the scope of Fisheries.

GSSI’s recognition shows that the Audubon G.U.L.F. RFM Certification Standard, v1.2 (July 10, 2018) is in alignment with all applicable Essential Components of the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool (version 1.0, 8 October 2015). The Tool is underpinned by the FAO Technical Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries and consists of performance areas related to scheme governance, operational management (including chain of custody) and applied wild-capture fisheries audit standards.

Have a look at our factsheet to learn more about the benchmark process.

Scheme Owner

Audubon Nature Institute

Date of Recognition

October 4, 2018
Read the news release

Scope of Recognition

Fisheries Certification
Audubon G.U.L.F. RFM Certification Standard, v1.2 (July 10, 2018)

Steering Board Liaison

Judy Panayos, Sr Director, Sustainability, Supply Management, Sodexo

Independent Experts
  • Jody Foster, Director, J Foster Consulting LTD
  • Dr. Joseph DeAlteris, President, Dealteris Associates Inc.
Benchmark Committee Members
  • Sally Ananya Surangpimol, Director, The Food School
  • Nigel Peacock, Director, Napfisheries & Aquatic Environment
  • Rebecca Clarkson, Environment Manager, Aquaculture New Zealand
  • Steve Minor, Managing Partner, Waterfront Associates
  • Dr. Trevor Ward, Marine Ecologist, University of Technology Sydney
Public Consultation

August 7 – September 6
No comments received


Operational Management

(including chain of custody)

Fisheries Certification Standard