The Standard is comprised of five sections derived from the FAO documents that measure the effectiveness of:
A. The Fisheries Management System
B. Data Collection, Stock Assessment and Scientific Advice
C. Management Objectives for the Stock
D. The Precautionary Approach
E. Mitigation of Serious Impacts of the Fishery on the Ecosystem
Chain of Custody
Those wishing to supply products bearing a certification claim must complete an application form for Chain of Custody certification and must be able to demonstrate effective traceability and have systems in place to ensure that the certified seafood product is not mixed with non-certified seafood.
Global Trust Certification (GTC) provides certification services for the GULF RFM Scheme.