ASC Certification programme
The ASC certification programme meets the following additional criteria:
Credible: Metrics-based, science-based standards created by a broad and diverse group of stakeholders through an open and transparent process that is approved by ISEAL addressing key impacts related to the environment, society and economy.
- Effective: The standards are designed to promote change on the water: their objective is to minimise the environmental and social footprint of commercial aquaculture by addressing key impacts. Continuous improvement on the farm is encouraged. Governments are encouraged to focus on the same key impacts through strategic policies and regulations. With science and insights developing, so will the standards. Once every three to five years - or sooner if warranted - standards will be updated to be compliant with state-of-the-art science, developments in techniques and management practices.
- Added value: Without profit the market will not change. This consumer label will enable the market to recognise and reward sustainable production of farmed fish and thus create a pull through.
You can also have a look at the FAQ section for more information about accreditation and certification.
For the certification of aquaculture operations and the seafood chain of custody ASC engages with independent third-party certification bodies.
Accreditation Services International (ASI) has been appointed as the ASC independent accreditation body. This demonstrates the ASC's progress towards its core task, the management of the ASC standards, developed by the Aquaculture Dialogues, and the implementation of a world class certification process for aquaculture. Read the press release on the appointment of ASI
More information on certification and accreditation can be found in the FAQ section
For specific information about certification and accreditation please contact:
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