Alaska General Seafoods is part of an ownership group that has been in the seafood business for over 100 years, and as such, AGS recognizes the importance of preserving the salmon fishery resource for future generations. That is why we take sustainability initiatives seriously. AGS, as part of an industry consortium, has spearheaded two major sustainability certifications for the Alaskan salmon fisheries. The first is a “Responsible Fisheries Management” (RFM) designation from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that recognizes the best managed fisheries in the world. The second is the “Gold Standard” of sustainability programs – the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Only 10% of the world’s fisheries are deemed sustainable enough to meet their high standards of science, management, and traceability. Alaskan salmon was one of the first fisheries to be certified and it continues to meet or exceed the MSC standards. Under MSC, the fishery has to be recertified every 5 years. In order to prove full traceability of our salmon, AGS must also go through annual audits by an independent certifying body.

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