Press releases 2013


Rio 2016 to Support MSC and ASC Certified Seafood Date: 03 December 2013
The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games today announced a comprehensive agreement to promote Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified seafood at the 2016 Rio Games. Download press release

ASC labelled responsibly farmed fish introduced in Belgian Fish Guide Date: 18 November 2013
The  Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is pleased to announce that the Belgian Fish Guide for the first time will now feature ASC certified tilapia and pangasius. Download press release 

Promoting and assuring more sustainable and responsible practices for the benefit of aquaculture stakeholders and society at large. Download press release

More than 500 ASC labelled products available to consumers Date: 30 October, 2013
More than 500 products carrying the ASC logo are available in the market. Last year in the end of September, five months after the ASC logo became available, there were 92 products. A year on there has been almost a five fold increase. Download press release

Sodexo to bring ASC logo to its hundreds of thousands of consumers Date: 27 August, 2013
Sodexo Netherlands became ASC's 100th logo licence holder in July, bringing ASC certified fish to hundreds of thousands of people. With its Better Tomorrow Plan, Sodexo commits to source sustainable fish and seafood in all the countries where it operates by 2015. Download press release

German retailer Real helps raise farm standards Date: 21 August, 2013
Market leader, Real Group, is the first retailer globally to offer shoppers ASC certified pangasius at its fresh fish counters, having gained ASC group chain of custody last month. Download press release

Working together for responsibly farmed salmon Date: 15 August, 2013
The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) chose ASC as the leading standard today to help it meet its commitment for sustainable change. Together the ASC and GSI will work to significantly reduce the key environmental and social impacts of salmon aquaculture. Download press release

Dutch retailers commit to first joint MSC, ASC and WWF ‘Think Fish’ campaign Date: 8 July, 2013
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and World Wide Fund for Nature–Netherlands (WWF-NL) have claimed the second week of September as ‘Think Fish Week’. Download press release

Queens panga and shrimp noodles first ASC and MSC labelled product in Dutch stores Date: 26 June, 2013
Sales of responsibly-sourced seafood are on the rise in the Netherlands. Now Dutch shoppers can enjoy even more choice as the first product carrying the ASC logo for responsible aquaculture ánd the MSC ecolabel for sustainable wild-catch hits the shops. From this month, Queens Panga & Shrimp Noodles Red Curry, combining farmed pangasius and wild-caught shrimp, will be available in major retailers. Download press release

Eerste product van Queens duurzaam gevagen en verantwoord gekweekt Date: 26 June, 2013
In Nederlandse supermarkten neemt het aanbod van vis voorzien van de onafhankelijke, internationale keurmerken van de Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) voor verantwoorde kweek en van de Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) voor duurzame vangst een hoge vlucht. Download press release

ASC Hosts Popular Update Meeting at the ESE 2013 Date: 24 April, 2013
Today over 100 participants attended the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Update meeting at the European Seafood Exposition 2013, to listen to ASC’s CEO Chris Ninnes, Mr Cui He of the China Aquatic Products Processing & Marketing Association (CAPPMA), and Esther Luiten of The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH). Download press release

ASC, GAA and GLOBAL G.A.P. sign a deal to work together Date: 23 April, 2013
Today the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and GLOBALG.A.P. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding promising to work together to achieve greater efficiencies that will benefit all stakeholders. Download press release

Celebrating the ASC certification of 11 Taiwanese tilapia farms Date: 23 April, 2013
Today the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) hosted a joint ceremony with the Taiwan Frozen Seafood Industries Association and the Taiwan Tilapia Alliance (T2A) at the European Seafood Exposition 2013 celebrating the ASC certification of 11 Taiwanese tilapia farms. The farms were certified to be in conformance to the ASC Tilapia Standard by the certification body IMO (the Institute for Marketecology). Download press release

ASC certified salmon on its way to the market Date: 23 April, 2013
Today the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced that the first salmon is expected to be certified shortly. A growing number of independent and trained certifiers are ready to start their audits. By the end of the year salmon products with the ASC logo for responsibly farmed will appear on the market. Download press release

ASC at the European Seafood Exposition 2013 Date: 22 April, 2013
On 23 - 25 April, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) will be present at the most important seafood exhibition of the world, the European Seafood Exposition (ESE) in Brussels. Download press release

ASC Market Introduction on Track Date: 28 March, 2013
In the run-up to the most important seafood exhibition of the world, the European Seafood Exhibition, Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s CEO Chris Ninnes gives an update on where the Aquaculture Stewardship Council stands at the moment. Download press release

ASC Reaches Out in North America Date: 11 March, 2013
Today, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) held a dedicated meeting at the International Boston Seafood Show 2013 to inform and update the North American market on its latest progress. Download press release

ASC Appoints New Representative in Brazil Date: 26 February, 2013
Today the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced that it has appointed Laurent Viguié as its new representative in Brazil. Download press release

Freshwater Trout Standards Handed Over to Aquaculture Stewardship Council Date: 20 February, 2013
The Freshwater Trout Aquaculture Dialogue has handed over the global freshwater trout standards to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Download press release

First ASC certified farmed pangasius now available Date: 18 February, 2013
Today, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) celebrates the market launch of certified responsibly farmed pangasius into the German market that carries the ASC trademarked logo. Download press release

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