Dr Philip Smith at AquaVision 2010: the added value of sustainability


At the aquaculture business conference AquaVision - which will be held in Stavanger, June 7-9, 2010 - Dr Philip Smith, CEO of the ASC, will speak about 'Added value with well defined environmental and social standards'.

'Sustainability will force its way through by means of green market trends and stakeholder demands for better management practices. In this situation, establishing the Aquaculture Stewardship Council can be a convenient and important tool for the industry,' he argues.

At AquaVision Dr Smith will guide delegates through the assets of the council, demonstrating how they may benefit from it at farm level. He will also discuss the impact on the aquaculture industry of the planned ASC certifications.

'Responsible aquaculture is not only smart for the environment, it's smart for business', he says. 'Pursuing sustainability is in line with good management practices that will limit the volatility experienced in a number of species and geographies. It also serves to respond to growing consumer demands for sustainable products and will lead to improved economic benefits for the industry over the long term."

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