The seven-page letter, signed by Rob Zuanich, executive director of ASPA and an executive in salmon processor Silver Bay Seafoods, listed out a multitude of reasons why the processors don't deserve to rejoin the client group.
"... [W]e do not believe it is presently consistent with ASPA's
above stated purposes to admit your group into the client group.
We note that the 2015 season is now upon us and we have our businesses to run.
is willing to resume discussions in September with the express intention of establishing comprehensive stable sustainability certification or verification in 2016 for Alaska salmon."
was extremely critical of the Trident-led group, saying at one point in the letter: "We see a group of large processors who attempted to destroy the MSC certification of Alaska salmon through almost any means possible.