MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

Copyright: msc.org

Copyright: msc.org



The At-sea Processors Association is the representative client group for the certification of both Gulf of Alaska (GoA) and Bering Sea Aleutian Islands (BSAI) pollock under the Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainable fishery standard and ecolabel. Certification requires a rigorous third party review based on three guiding principles of:

  1. sustainable fish stocks

  2. minimizing environmental impact

  3. effective management

The MSC fishery standard is recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), which benchmarks certification programs against FAO guidelines. The BSAI and GoA pollock fisheries were first certified in 2005, with successful re-certifications occurring in both 2010 and 2015. The current third party Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) responsible for the pollock assessments is MRAG Americas.

The combined BSAI and GoA fisheries entered re-assessment under the MSC fishery standard v2.0 on March 15, 2019, the Announcement materials and draft certification reports can be found HERE. For further details on the MSC program and to view recent past certification documents and certificates for the BSAI pollock fishery HERE. And for the GoA pollock fishery HERE.


Companies Authorized To Sell MSC Certified Alaska Pollock:

Alyeska Seafoods Company

American Seafoods Company

Arctic Fjord, Inc.

Arctic Storm, Inc.

Coastal Villages

Glacier Fish Company

Golden Alaska Seafoods

Golden Harvest Alaska LLC

Icicle Seafoods

International Seafoods

North Pacific Seafoods

Ocean Beauty Seafoods

Ocean Peace, Inc.

Pacific Seafood Group

Peter Pan Seafoods

Premier Pacific Seafoods

Starbound LLC

Supreme Alaska Seafoods

Trident Seafoods Corporation

UniSea

Westward Seafoods