RFM Program Work Plan

Audubon Nature Institute

Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.)

Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Scheme

2017 Work Plan

Updated December 21, 2017


G.U.L.F. Responsible Fisheries Management Standard (Version 1.1, March 2016)

• Continued review/responses to Public Comment

• Incorporation of Inland Fisheries


Audubon G.U.L.F. Program’s primary goals for the RFM Certification Program in 2018:

1. Attain accreditation for the Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard

– Application for accreditation of CoC Standard was submitted Fall 2017- awaiting review and final decision

2. Continued review/consideration of Public Comments received during Public Comment period held in 2017.

3. Continued development of a Data Deficient Assessment Tool (DDAT) as a supplemental component of the Audubon G.U.L.F. RFM Certification Program.

4. Submission of application to Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) Benchmarking

Previous Work Plans

June 2017

January 2017

The G.U.L.F. Program will provide public comment opportunities in 2017 for various components of the Scheme throughout both the CoC Standard Development and the preparation for GSSI benchmarking. All public comment opportunities will be posted on the Audubon G.U.L.F. website and distributed through the Audubon G.U.L.F. Technical e-newsletter. Register for the G.U.L.F. e-newsletter here.

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