The Iceland responsible fisheries management (IRFM)

certification program

On 8 November 2016 the GSSI Steering Board recognized the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (IRFM) Programme for the scope of Fisheries Certification.

GSSI’s recognition shows that the IRFM Certification Programme, with Fisheries Management Standard Version 2.0 (1 July 2016), is in alignment with all Essential Components of the Global Benchmark Tool. The Tool is grounded in the FAO 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

Iceland Responsible Fisheries Foundation

Date of Recognition

8 November 2016
Read the news release

Scope of Recognition

Fisheries Certification
(Fisheries Management Standard Version 2.0, effective 1 July 2016)

Steering Board Liaison

Annika Mackensen

Independent Experts
  • Aimee Russillo, Independent Consultant, Liseed Consulting
  • Dr. Joseph DeAlteris, President, Dealteris Associates Inc.
Benchmark Committee Members
  • Josie Foster, Director, J Foster Consulting LTD
  • Dr. Kevin Stokes, Director, Stokes.Net.NZ LTD
  • Mark Boulter, Director, Safe Sustainable Seafood Pty Ltd.
  • Josanna Busby, Category Manager, Seafood, Sidecase, Frozen Meats & Seafood, Food Lion, LLC
  • Phil MacMullen, Head of Strategic Investment at Sea Fish Industry Authority
Public Consultation

29 August – 25 September 2016
No comments received

Monitoring of Continued Alignment (MOCA)

Date of MOCA Completion: 27 December, 2019

The Monitoring of Continued Alignment (MOCA) procedure is a periodic review process where the Scheme provides a full overview of any changes in the Scheme’s ownership, management or the standard itself. This report on the Scheme’s continued implementation is reviewed by independent experts, who make a recommendation on continued recognition of the Scheme.

IRFF’s MOCA process for the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (IRFM) Standard version 2.0 (effective 1 July 2016) was completed on 27th of December 2019 and continued recognition was approved. Read the overview here.

The Independent Experts were:

  • Aimee Russillo, Independent Consultant, Liseed Consulting
  • Dr. Joseph DeAlteris, President, Dealteris Associates Inc.

The Benchmark Committee Members were:

  • Dr. Kevin Stokes, Director, Stokes.Net.Nz LTD
  • Josie Foster, Director, J Foster Consulting LTD
  • Josanna Busby, Category Manager, Seafood, Sidecase, Frozen Meats & Seafood, Food Lion, LLC

 

Governance

Operational Management

(including chain of custody)

Fisheries Certification Standard