Press Releases 2014


Harmonising the ASC Standards   Date: 17 December 2014

The ASC will start a project to harmonise the structure and content of its eight farm Standards to create one core ASC Standard.   Download press release

More than 100 farms transforming aquaculture towards sustainability
   Date: 16 December 2014

The ASC has welcomed more than one hundred certified farms into its certification programme in just over two years. And, in the last year alone it's seen the number of farms in the programme double.   Download press release

The first ASC certified shrimp products available in time for Christmas
   Date: 02 December 2014

The first Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified shrimp products have been launched to the market.   Download press release

First ASC certified Australian salmon producer brings more responsible salmon to the market   Date: 15 November 2014

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) congratulates Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal on achieving ASC certification for all of their salmon farming operations.   Download press release

Binca works with Thadimexco to help it become the first ASC certified Black Tiger shrimp farm in Vietnam   Date: 10 November 2014

In the Ca Mau Province of southern Vietnam, BINCA in cooperation with its partner Thadimexco, has established the country's first ASC certified Black Tiger shrimp farm.   Download press release

Woolworths commits to sourcing ASC certified seafood   Date: 28 October 2014

Leading South African retailer, Woolworths, has pledged to source their farmed seafood from sustainable and responsible operations by 2020.   Download press release

First oyster farms assessed against ASC standard   Date: 22 October 2014

Three oyster farms have become the first in the world to enter assessment against the ASC Bivalves Standard for responsible aquaculture.   Download press release

First ASC certified shrimp from Asia set to hit the market soon   Date: 21 October 2014

Quoc Viet is the first Asian shrimp farm to announce Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification following assessment against the ASC Shrimp Standard.   Download press release

Helping Latvian seafood consumers choose responsibly - Latvian seafood guide introduces ASC for the first time  Date: 13 October 2014

Seafood shoppers in Latvia can now choose responsibly farmed fish easily with the help of the new edition of the Latvian seafood guide.  Download press release

ASC congratulates world's first ASC certified shrimp farm  Date: 01 October 2014

Family-owned shrimp exporting company OMARSA, based in Ecuador, is the first shrimp producer to gain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.  Download press release

Experts come together to develop ASC Feed Standards  Date: 08 September 2014

Last week around 50 experts met for the first time in Amsterdam demonstrating that together industry will help ensure a responsible future for the production of fish feed. Download press release

Northern Chef first to offer ASC certified tilapia in the United States Date: 21 August 2014

Seafood consumer in the United States (US) can now enjoy responsibly farmed tilapia that has been certified to the ASC standard for responsible aquaculture. Download press release

Spearheading global responsible aquaculture Date: 18 August 2014

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has proudly announced that more than 1000 products carrying the ASC logo are now available across 37 countries. Download press release

First ASC certified pangasius now available in Hong Kong Date: 14 August 2014

Seafood shoppers in Hong Kong can now buy ASC certified fish in their local supermarket following Market Place by Jasons' launch of ASC labelled responsibly farmed pangasius in their stores. Download press release

Realising the opportunities for ASC certified shrimp Date: 07 August 2014

Today at Vietfish the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC); WWF, the international conservation organisation; and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, in partnership with Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) brought together buyers and shrimp producers seeking ASC certification to discuss the market's needs and the requirements of ASC's Shrimp Standard. Download press release

Proudly promoting ASC certified pangasius Date: 06 August 2014

ASC certified GODACO farm, in Vietnam, opened its doors to fish buyers this week to demonstrate how environmentally and socially responsible pangasius is produced. Download press release

Migros launches the first ASC certified trout product Date: 28 July 2014

Migros is the first retailer globally to offer customers ASC certified trout. Download press release

ASC Products gaining ground in Europe Date: 24 July 2014 

ASC certified products are growing in recognition and popularity in the Dutch market, and gaining ground in Germany, according to a new report commissioned by the organisation. Download press release

ASC certified trout soon in the market Date: 16 July 2014 

Danish trout farm first to gain certification against the ASC standard. Download press release 

REWE increases selection of ASC certified products Date: 15 July 2014

REWE is increasing its range of ASC labelled seafood with the introduction of its Goldlocke product, which is made from ASC certified tilapia. Download press release

Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Guide helps consumers choose responsibly farmed fish Date: 9 July 2014

Seafood consumers in Hong Kong can now enjoy shopping for responsibly farmed fish with the help of the latest edition of the Sustainable Seafood Guide. Download press release

Fund helps Belize shrimp farms in bid to meet ASC standard Date: 25 June 2014

Thanks to funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), the Belize Shrimp Growers' Association is preparing member farms for Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) assessment. Download press release

Joint statement: responsibility in fish feed production Date: 24 June 2014

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and GLOBALG.A.P. have been working together for the last year to help bring about environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. Download press release

ASC certified tilapia in the spotlight during Asian Sustainable Seafood Festival

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified responsibly farmed tilapia was in the spotlight during a visit to tilapia farm, Trapia Malaysia, last week. Download press release

ASC certified pangasius now available in Japan Date: 5 June 2014

AEON and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Japan hosted a launch event in Tokyo yesterday to celebrate that ASC certified pangasius is now available in AEON stores throughout Japan. Download press release

First shrimp farm enters ASC assessment Date: 4 June 2014

Shrimp producer, Quoc Viet, has become the first farm to enter into assessment against the ASC Shrimp Standard for well-managed and responsible farms. Download press release

More ASC certified salmon soon available in the market Date: 12 May 2014

 Sharing the goal of responsible aquaculture Date: 8 May 2014

Today the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and GLOBALG.A.P. came together to develop the next steps towards achieving efficiencies across the three programmes. Download press release

Working together to drive improvements in aquaculture Date: 7 May 2014

Today at Seafood Expo Global the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) shared a stage with WWF, the Vietnamese shrimp processor Quoc Viet, and trader Anova Seafood to demonstrate how working together brings significant improvement in shrimp aquaculture practices. Download press release

ASC celebrates successful year at Seafood Expo North America Date: 17 March 2014

Today the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) hosted an update meeting at Boston's Seafood Expo North America. Download press release

Loblaw introduces first ASC certified salmon to North America Date: 10 March 2014

Loblaw, Canada's largest seller of seafood, will be the  first food retailer in North America to offer shoppers ASC certified salmon. Download press release

ASC labelled responsibly farmed fish introduced in the Finnish Fish Guide Date: 10 March 2014

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is pleased to announce that the Finnish Fish Guide now includes ASC labelled responsibly farmed fish for the first time. Download press release

ASC certified salmon now available in Japan Date: 28 February 2014

AEON, Japan's largest retailer, is the first store in the country to sell Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified salmon. Download press release

ASC certified salmon in the spotlight at Bremen Date: 10 February 2014

Responsibly produced ASC certified salmon was in the spotlight at today's ASC Update at Fish International in Bremen. Download press release

First salmon farm achieves ASC certification Date: 9 January 2014

The Villa Arctic AS Jarfjord Farm in Norway is the first salmon farm to be awarded Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification. Download press release


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