18|04|2017 Completion of Standards Review, GSSI Benchmark Process Among Recent Developments at ASC
In only its seventh year of operation, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has experienced steady growth and been recognised as one of the most highly regarded certification schemes in the world. In order to maintain a robust programme and sustain momentum, the ASC has announced two exciting new developments for the organisation.
14|04|17 The Aquaculture Stewardship Council Looks Forward to Seafood Expo Global
Amid a period of continued robust growth, The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is gearing up for another exciting Seafood Expo Global in Brussels from 25 to 27 April.
13|04|17 Piscifactoria Del Alba is first to achieve ASC certification in Spain
Piscifactoria Del Alba is the first farm to gain ASC certification in Spain. The farm received the certificate after an audit performed by Acoura Marine Limited, which found the company to be in compliance with the ASC Freshwater Trout Standard at each of its three rainbow trout farm sites Alba I, Alba II and Alba III.
29|03|2017 First Scandinavian hotel group to offer their guests sustainable seafood
Norwegian owned Nordic Choice Hotel Group, comprised of five hotel chains, has obtained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for all its hotel restaurants in Norway and Sweden. Guests at Nordic Choice hotels can now enjoy sustainably fished and responsibly farmed seafood at almost 200 locations.
20|03|2017 A Focus on Feed at the ASC Partner Update Meeting
For the fifth consecutive year, the ASC opened the second day of Seafood Expo North America with a partner update meeting.
08|03|17 In celebration of International Women's Day: Michelle Bluhm of Marine Harvest shares her thought on women in seafood
International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
02|03|2017 The ASC and MSC open public consultation for the joint Seaweed Standard
The MSC and ASC have just launched a second 60-day public consultation on the joint Seaweed standard.
01|02|2017 Certified pangasius, a great choice
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council is sorry to see that a few retailers have decided to halt sales of pangasius. When farmed responsibly, and according to robust environmental and social criteria as defined in the ASC Pangasius Standard, buyers and consumers can have confidence in their selection of pangasius for their families.
26|01|2017 2017 ASC Auditor Training Courses
The ASC is glad to announce that the schedule for the 2017 ASC Auditor Training Courses is now public.
25|01|2017 Oyster Farm is First to Gain ASC Certification in France
Huitres Favier Earl has become the first farm in France to achieve ASC certification. The French oyster producer received a cluster certification for its La Tremblade and Paimpol units. The company was awarded the certificate in recognition of their responsible environmental and social practices from Control Union Peru, an independent accredited certifier, after an audit to certify that the farm meets the ASC Bivalve Standards.
12|01|17 A Happy Sustainable Seafood Day in Hong Kong
For the second consecutive year, the Happy Sustainable Seafood Day campaign was held during the Christmas season in Hong Kong.
04|01|2017 ASC has moved to a new temporary office
We have moved to a new temporary office. Please see below the new address.
HNK, Weg der Verenigde Naties 1
3527 KT Utrecht
23|12|2016 ASC wishes you Happy Holidays
The office will be closed from 26 to 30 December.
Public Comments Sought for ASC Operational Standards Review
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is seeking public comments on the draft version of the Operational Standards Review.
13|12|2016 ASC Announces Interim Feed Solution
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has launched an Interim Solution for the marine raw material used in feed. This Interim Solution replaces the current set of requirements for marine raw material in the ASC Farm Standards.
07|12|2016 Strong Japanese Market Support Opens Opportunities for ASC Certified Oyster
With the recent introduction of ASC certified oyster in one of Japan's largest retail chain, Kasumi Co. Ltd., ASC certified seafood is quickly gaining popularity and wider recognition in this fish-loving nation. The initiative of Kasumi to introduce locally sourced certified oysters was strongly supported by the wholesaler Ibaraki Suisan Co. Ltd., which achieved its Chain of Custody certification and logo licencing in September this year.
06|12|2016 ASC welcomes the first certified farm in New Zealand
Moana New Zealand Blue Abalone has become the first farm to receive ASC certification for responsible aquaculture in New Zealand. The land-based abalone farm, located in Bream Bay in northern New Zealand, received its certificate after a third-party on-site assessment by the independent certification company SCS Global Services.
09|11|2016 ASC Welcomes First Certified Shrimp Farm in Thailand
Best Aquaculture Partners has become the first shrimp farm to gain ASC certification in Thailand. The farm is located in the Suratthanee province and has been assessed by Control Union Peru (CUP), an internationally accredited conformity assessment body.
03|11|2016 Shrimp farmer and packing plant in Ecuador recognised for its responsible aquaculture
Today, the shrimp farmer Sociedad Nacional Galapagos (SONGA) received the official ASC certificates for its cluster farms Naturisa Farm, Josefina-Rio Nilo Farm and Camaron Camino Real Farm, as well as for its Lebama Farm, all situated in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
01|11|2016 Japanese retailer Kasumi launches responsibly sourced processed oysters
One of the largest retail chains in Japan, Kasumi Co. Ltd., which operates 178 stores in the north region of Kanto Plain, has introduced certified responsibly farmed processed oysters sourced from a local farm.
01|11|2016 ASC Launches Seriola and Cobia Standard
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is pleased to announce that the Seriola and Cobia Aquaculture Dialog is complete.
29|09|2016 ASC Appoints First Representative in Australia
Duncan Leadbitter has been appointed to lead commercial outreach and strategic growth in Australia and New Zealand and to support and promote engagement in the broader region for the ASC.
15|09|2016 Meet Debbie Duurzaam, promoting certified food in the Netherlands
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and WWF Netherlands are gearing up to the launch of the Fourth annual Think Fish Week campaign in the Netherlands.
14|09|2016 ASC announces partnership for development in China
The ASC has formed a partnership with Qingdao Tao Ran Environmental Science and Technology (Tao Ran), a professional Chinese environmental firm.
05|09|2016 ASC certified seafood consumption on the rise in the Netherlands
Spending on certified seafood products with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) logo in Dutch supermarkets has increased 150 per cent in the year between 2014 and 2015, according to market research by IRI.
02|09|2016 First ASC Certified Dog Treats Launched by Tower Pet Products UK
Tower Pet Products UK Ltd., a pet treat manufacturer, has launched the first ASC Chain of Custody certified treats for dogs
22|08|2016 The ASC Invites Comments on the First Phase of the Core Standard
The ASC has published the first draft of the Core Standard methodology and is currently seeking public comment on the new approach.
30|06|2016 Rio 2016 serves up responsibly sourced seafood
Attendees of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will enjoy sustainably and responsibly sourced seafood, thanks to an extraordinary effort by the Rio 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee and its partners.
14|07|2016 HEMA commits to certified seafood
Dutch retailer HEMA is now selling seafood from ASC certified farms using the ASC logo in their stores in the Netherlands.
05|07|2016 New ASC certified trout farm in Turkey
The Özpekler su Urunleri owned Karaçam Farm in Turkey has gained certification against the ASC trout standard for responsible aquaculture after assessment by independent certifier AGFOCERT.
28|06|2016 Strong focus on responsible aquaculture at Marine Harvest
Marine Harvest, the world's largest aquaculture company, has pledged to have all its farms Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified by 2020.
24|06|2016 Carrefour first to introduce ASC certified salmon at fresh fish counter in France
Carrefour, the second largest retailer in the world, is the first supermarket in France to introduce ASC certified salmon.
13|06|2016 Park Hyatt Tokyo first hotel in Japan to receive ASC Chain of Custody certification
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is proud to announce that Park Hyatt Tokyo has become the first hotel in Japan to receive ASC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification.
08|06|2016 Hilton Worldwide commits to responsibly sourced seafood
Hilton Worldwide is strengthening its commitment to the environment by announcing multi-year sustainable seafood goals.
03|06|2016 The ASC welcomes Netuno Internacional, the First Farm in Brazil to Gain ASC Certification
Netuno Internacional has become the first farm in Brazil to gain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certification.
30|05|2016 The University of Illinois is the first ASC Certified University in United States
The University of Illinois is leading the charge for responsibly sourced seafood in the heartland of the United States of America.
27|05|2016 ASC invites stakeholders to comment on Group Certification methodology
The ASC has published the latest draft of the Group Certification methodology and is currently seeking public comment on the new approach.
19|05|2016 Arctic Fish is the first to gain ASC Certification in Iceland
Arctic Fish has become the very first aquaculture producer to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certification in Iceland.
03|05|2016 ASC makes waves at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels
Last week, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) exhibited at the Seafood Expo Global in Brussels.
27|04|2016 ASC and MSC reveal market growth as they focus on increasing consumer demand and trust
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) today hosted an inaugural joint event at Seafood Expo Global.
29|04|2016 Honduras shrimp farms celebrate ASC certification
Finca Granjas Marinas San Bernado farm in Honduras has successfully gained certification against the ASC standard for responsible shrimp farming.
27|04|2016 ASC Releases Terms of Reference for Marine Finfish Standard Development
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has released Terms of Reference (ToR) for the development of new marine finfish standards.
26|04|2016 Marine Harvest First to Feature New ASC Marketing Toolkit at Seafood Expo Global
To celebrate the official launch of the ASC Marketing Toolkit, the Marine Harvest Group is the first ASC partner to use elements from the new ASC materials at their booth during Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium.
13|04|2016 Jersey Oyster Companies Enjoy Success One Year on From Certification
In the year since earning Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, two Jersey-based oyster farms in the Channel Islands- Jersey Oyster Company and Jersey Sea Farms- are enjoying export sales of ASC labelled oysters.
11|04|2016 Five years after Tsunami, Miyagi Prefecture Fisheries Cooperative Oyster farms celebrate ASC certification
Just five years after the east coast of Japan was devastated by a tsunami, the Miyagi Prefecture Fisheries are stronger than ever and celebrating a major milestone.
04|04|2016 Brakes offers ASC certified prawns to its 50,000 customers
Brakes Group has become the first foodservice supplier to introduce Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified prawns in the UK
31|03|2016 ASI Fee Schedule introduces new sub-scope model for ASC Farm Accreditation
With the new ASI Fee Schedule in effect as of 1 March 2016, all ASC Standards which were previously managed as individual scopes have become sub-scopes.
31|03|2016 World Wildlife Fund for Nature and Albert Heijn Celebrate Major Conservation Milestone
Through an innovative partnership with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Albert Heijn has reached a major milestone in their programme to promote global resource conservation.
23|03|2016 Responsible aquaculture in the spotlight at Mexican trout farmers' congress
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Latin America Manager Laurent Viguie has presented at the 4th
National Trout Farmers Association Congress in the State of Michoacán, Mexico.
07|03|2016 Taylor Shellfish First Farm in U.S. to Achieve ASC Certification
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced that Taylor Shellfish Farms has become the first U.S. grower to achieve responsible aquaculture certification for their farming operation in Washington State.
01|03|2016 MSC and ASC collaborate to set global standard for seaweed
25|02|2016 ASC Presents Auditor Training Courses for 2016
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has released its auditor training schedule for 2016. The schedule includes a varied programme of courses available across three continents to meet the surging demand for farm certification.
24|02|2016 More ASC labelled products are launched in China
KLG Fine Foods, the Hong Kong based supplier of responsibly farmed seafood, has launched its first ASC labelled Fish Monk pangasius and shrimp products in China.
18|02|2016 Nova Austral Achieves ASC Certification
Chilean salmon producer Nova Austral has achieved Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.
16|02|2016 ASC Cooks up Interest in Independent Restaurant Pilot At Bremen Fish International
At the Bremen International Fish show, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) highlighted the benefits of a joint pilot project to streamline access to the ASC and MSC logo for independent restaurateurs.
15|02|2016 First German Trout Farm to Achieve ASC Certification Recognised at Fish International in Bremen
Heidefisch farm has become the first trout farm in Germany to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification against the ASC Freshwater Trout Standard.
10|02|2016 Follow the Journey of Lerøy Salmon From Farm to Fork
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has collaborated with Lerøy Seafood on a short film highlighting the key benefits of certification.
08|02|2016 ASC Appoints Four New Members to Supervisory Board
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is pleased to announce that Aldin Hilbrands, Meghan Jeans, Scott Nichols, and Ling Cao have joined the ASC Supervisory Board.
03|02|2016 Royal Caribbean signs global partnership with World Wildlife Fund to support responsible aquaculture and ocean conservation
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have signed a five-year global partnership to help protect our oceans.
02|02|2016 Social Responsibility Tops ASC Agenda at Seaweb Conference
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Standards & Certification Coordinator Iain Pollard gave attendees at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Malta an overview of the social welfare provisions in the ASC standards during a pre-conference workshop.
01|02|2016 Multi-site certification methodology is out for public consultation
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has launched a 30-day public consultation for multi-site certification methodology. Stakeholders are invited to have their say during a public comment period that runs between 1 February 2016 and 4 March 2016.
29|01|2016 Excitement mounts as Bremen Fish International show 2016 approaches
The ASC is set to serve up an exciting menu for visitors to the Fish International Seafood Show 2016, to be held 14-16 February in Bremen, Germany.
27|01|2016 EcoFish Partners with the ASC
EcoFish announced today its successful certification by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) for chain of custody.
22|01|2016 First Abalone farm in South Africa achieves ASC certification
The Irvin & Johnson Ltd Danger Point Abalone farm has become the first abalone farm in South Africa to achieve certification against the ASC Abalone Standard for responsible aquaculture.
18|01|2016 Thirty-five New Auditors Trained on ASC Standards in China
In response to the growing demand for Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification in China and across Asia, 35 new auditors recently completed a six day training course in Beijing.
14|01|2016 First Recirculated Aquaculture System Farm in Poland Achieves ASC Certification
Global Fish in central Poland has become the first recirculated aquaculture system (RAS) tilapia farm to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification by a third party certifier to the ASC Tilapia Standard.
11|01|2016 ASC's journey to 200 certified farms shows global commitment to responsible aquaculture
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is proud to announce that more than 200 farms have achieved ASC certification in 24 countries.
24/12/2015 Seasons Greetings!
The ASC offices will be closed from 24 December until 4 January, 2016.
23|12|2015 ASC certified seafood in focus at Dutch Christmas festival
The Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn organised its first Christmas festival this year. Held at the Railway Museum in Utrecht over three days, more than 30,000 people visited the museum to find inspiration for Christmas dinner.
21|12|2015 First tilapia farm in Belize certified to ASC standard
The first tilapia farm in Belize has become ASC certified. The Fein Catch tilapia farm is the first of its kind in Belize to gain certification against the ASC Tilapia Standard for responsible aquaculture.
18/12/2015 Lidl Germany unveils ambitious goal for our oceans and fish resources
Lidl Germany plans to only sell MSC labeled fresh and frozen products in the permanent assortment from 2017 onwards; from 2018 all farmed fish sold in the permanent assortment will be certified ASC or organic. This ambitious goal was published in a company position paper that sets out terms for the purchase of fish and seafood.
17/12/2015 AEON launches ASC certified shrimp product in Japan
Just in time for the festive season, leading Japanese retailer AEON has made ASC certified responsibly farmed shrimp products available across all its retail stores nationwide.
16|12|2015 ASC announces terms of reference for group certification and new pilots
Today, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) published two Terms of Reference (ToR) for the group certification project and associated pilot audits.
09|12|2015 Australian abalone the first of its kind to receive ASC certification
In a world first, Jade Tiger Abalone's Indented Head abalone farm has been recognized for environmental and social responsibility by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Indented Head is the first farm to receive certification under the ASC Abalone Standard, and Jade Tiger demonstrated strong leadership in piloting this program.
02|12|2015 ASC releases revised Certification and Accreditation Requirements (CAR)
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has reached a major milestone with the release of its updated Certification and Accreditation Requirements (CAR). The new version comes into operation on 1 December 2015.
24|11|2015 ASC draft audit manual for seriola and cobia standard is set for on-farm testing
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has prepared the draft audit manual for the seriola and cobia standard ready for pilot testing from early next year.
24|11|2015 Rabobank and the EIB encourage SMEs and midcaps to make sustainable investments
Today, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Rabobank announced that they are introducing an impact loan to encourage Dutch business owners (SMEs and midcaps) to make sustainable investments.
20|11|2015 Woolworths Launches First Private Label ASC Certified Fish in South Africa
Leading South African retailer, Woolworths, has achieved a significant milestone with the launch of its new range of ASC certified responsibly farmed fish.
09|11|2015 ASC seeks feedback on three reports in response to operational review
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) invites public feedback on new papers outlining recommendations to improve the ASC Salmon and Tilapia standards. Consultation closes on Sunday, 6 December 2015.
03|11|2015 First Chinese farms earn ASC certification
Qionghai Zhongpingzi Grobest tilapia farm and Chengmai Xingyuan Development Co Ltd have become the first Chinese farms to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.
27|10|2015 Three short films on Belizean pioneers in responsible shrimp aquaculture
Eight Belize shrimp farms earned ASC certification earlier this year. Watch this series of three short films to find out more about how they are leading the way for shrimp aquaculture along the Mesoamerican reef.
26|10|2015 WA commits to aquaculture certification
Western Australia is playing host to the Seafood Directions 2015 conference.
The WA Government is working with the aquaculture industry to promote growth, sustainability and profitability as world demand for farmed seafood rises.
22|10|2015 Coles makes wave of change in sustainable seafood
Coles is the first major supermarket in Australia to introduce MSC and ASC certified seafood in their deli. Autralians can now buy ASC responsibly farmed and MSC sustainably caught and traceable seafood in Coles delis
06|10|2015 Retailer Yata promotes ASC certified seafood in Hong Kong
To mark its commitment to responsible seafood sourcing, retailer YATA in collaboration with KLG Fine Food will run a promotional campaign in Hong Kong from 6 October to 2 November 2015.
22|09|2015 IKEA makes responsibly produced seafood available to over 600 million customers
IKEA today announces that seafood sold and served in its stores comes from sustainable and responsible sources.
22|09|2015 Dutch retailers promote certified seafood for Think Fish Week
The Think Fish campaign in the Netherlands takes place all this week. Many events are happening across the country to help Dutch consumers understand the importance of sustainably caught or responsibly farmed seafood.
10|09|2015 First Scandinavian hotel chain introducing ASC certified seafood
Nordic Choice Hotels has become the first hotel chain in Scandinavia to offer ASC certified seafood to their guests.
07|09|2015 First Think Fish Week in Belgium: supporting consumers to choose certified seafood
Today saw the launch of the first Think Fish Week in Belgium (7-13 September 2015). Over the week consumers will be encouraged to choose MSC or ASC certified seafood.
02|09|2015 AEON aims to increase sales of ASC certified seafood in Japan
AEON, Japan's largest retailer, has announced its plans to increase the volume of Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified seafood available across its stores.
25|08|2015 MSC piloting innovative seafood traceability tool
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is seeking stakeholder feedback on a new traceability tool for added supply chain integrity in over 60 countries.
04|08|2015 First trout farm in Turkey certified to ASC standard
The first trout farm in Turkey has become certified against the ASC Trout Standard for responsible aquaculture.
29|07|2015 European consumers report positive associations with ASC logo
A recent study by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) into recognition of and positive associations with its consumer logo has shown that the organisation is on track with its programme to encourage the public to eat more certified responsibly farmed seafood.
17|07|2015 ASC opens consultation on its Certification and Accreditation Requirements
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) today launched a public consultation on its Certification and Accreditation Requirements (CAR). The consultation will be open for four weeks, from 17 July until 14 August.
14|07|2015 Feedback on ASC's operational review published
The feedback from the public consultation of ASC's pangasius, tilapia and salmon standards is now available on the ASC website
09|07|2015 Working group recommendations on responsible aquaculture
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council's CEO, Chris Ninnes, chaired the aquaculture working group for the Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture held in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month.
03|07|2015 Growing number of ASC accredited auditors
The number of auditors trained to assess farms against the ASC standards is steadily increasing. Following training workshops held last month in Bangkok on ASC's shrimp and tilapia standards, a further 12 auditors are now ready to carry out audits on farms seeking ASC certification.
30|06|2015 ASC opens first round of public consultation on Responsible Feed Standard
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) today opens the first round of public consultation on the initial draft of its Responsible Feed Standard.
24|06|2015 MSC and ASC sign MOU and commit to explore further opportunities to add value to partners
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) furthering their collaboration and commitment to find additional efficiencies and added value for partners handling both ASC and MSC certified products.
22|06|2015 ASC and D-Fish join forces to promote responsible aquaculture in Vietnam
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Vietnamese Directorate of Fisheries (D-Fish) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pledging to work together to promote responsible aquaculture in Vietnam through a step-wise approach from VietGAP to ASC certification.
09|06|2015 Albert Heijn switches to ASC certified salmon
Albert Heijn is switching to ASC certified farmed salmon, this month, which means its customers can now enjoy their salmon in the secure knowledge that it comes from salmon farms that treat both the environment and their employees with care and respect.
05|06|2015 Global Salmon Initiative Launches Sustainability Report
The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) today launched its inaugural Sustainability Report
at the Economist's World Ocean Summit 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.
21|05|2015 More than 2,500 ASC labelled products in the market
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) celebrates the market introduction of the 2,500th ASC labelled product coming from Queens in the Netherlands.
04|05|2015 Helping restaurants use the ASC logo on menus
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is pleased to launch guidelines for restaurants and caterers who would like to use the ASC logo on their menus.
01|05|2015 ASC and GLOBALG.A.P. combined audit checklists available
To deliver further value to farmers, and in line with demand from retailers, ASC and GLOBALG.A.P. have launched their first combined audit checklists for their farm certification audits.
28|04|2015 ASC achieves full ISEAL Membership
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has been accepted as a full member of the ISEAL Alliance. This means that ASC is in full compliance with ISEAL's Standard-Setting Code.
23|04|2015 Belize shrimp growers achieve ASC certification
Five Belize shrimp farms have been awarded Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.
22|04|2015 ASC, GAA and GLOBALG.A.P. pilot combined audit checklists
To increase audit efficiency, three leading aquaculture certification programmes, ASC, BAP and GLOBALG.A.P. have now drafted and agreed combined checklists for farms that seek more than one certificate.
22|04|2015 ASC discusses the risks and challenges in aquaculture
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) led a discussion on the challenges faced by the aquaculture industry yesterday at Seafood Expo Global.
22|04|2015 ASC's fifth anniversary marks certified production and labelled product milestone
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) celebrated its fifth anniversary yesterday at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels.
13|04|2015 ASC's CEO to speak at Responsible Business Forum in Hanoi
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council has partnered with Global Initiatives for the 2nd Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture.
30|03|2015 First oyster farm certified against ASC Bivalves Standard
The Jersey Oyster Company has become the first oyster farm in the world to meet the ASC standard for responsible bivalve aquaculture.
23|03|2015 Los Fiordos seeks ASC certification for 100% of its salmon production
Chilean salmon producer Los Fiordos has agreed to enter its entire salmon production for assessment against the ASC Salmon Standard.
19|03|2015 World's first ASC certified scallops set to hit the market
AcuaPesca Group is the first bivalve farm to offer its customers ASC certified scallops. The Peru-based business achieved the coveted ASC certification this week for five of its scallop farms proving its environmental and socially responsible practices.
18|03|2015 Bakkafrost becomes the first ASC certified farm in the Faroe Islands
Bakkafrost's salmon farm in Gøtuvík earned Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification against ASC's robust Salmon Standard last week. This makes Bakkafrost's Gøtuvík farm the first farm in the Faroe Islands to become ASC certified.
17|03|2015 ASC helping to transform aquaculture in the State of Rio de Janeiro
16|03|2015 ASC opens consultation on operational review of three standards
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council today launched a public consultation on its proposal for improving its pangasius, tilapia and salmon standards. The consultation will close on 15 April 2015.
16|03|2015 ASC discusses what drives change in aquaculture
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council brought together a distinguished panel for this year's Seafood Expo North America to join in the discussion on what drives environmental and social responsibility in aquaculture.
12|03|2015 Helping Swedish seafood consumer make responsible choices
Swedish seafood shoppers can now easily enjoy responsibly farmed fish thanks to the updated Swedish Seafood Guide 2015.
03|03|2015 Hilton Singapore is the first hotel in Asia to serve ASC and MSC certified dishes
Hilton Singapore today announced that it is the first hotel in Asia to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Chain of Custody certifications.
24|02|2015 Good Fish Guide helps consumers choose responsibly farmed seafood
Aquaculture Stewardship Council's (ASC) certified responsibly farmed seafood has been introduced in a recently launched Marine Conservation Society (MCS) fish guide.
20|02|2015 New seafood traceability standard caters to restaurants, fishmongers and fresh fish counters
The Marine Stewardship Council has revised its requirements for seafood suppliers, processors and vendors.
17|02|2015 ASC helps salmon aquaculture towards sustainability goal
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council's (ASC) salmon certification programme continues to grow steadily since its launch in summer 2012. In less than three years, it has welcomed 50 salmon farms into its certification scheme for responsible salmon aquaculture.
12|02|2015 Seriola and Cobia Standard handed over to ASC
The Seriola and Cobia Standard was handed over to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) by the Seriola and Cobia Aquaculture Dialogue last week. This marks another major milestone for the ASC and joins the standards for tilapia, pangasius, salmon, shrimp, trout, bivalves and abalone.
04|02|2015 ASC launches microsites in French and Chinese
The ASC has launched two additional microsites in French and Chinese.
22|01|2015 First salmon farm in North America gains ASC certification
The first salmon farm in North America has become certified against the Aquaculture Stewardship Council Salmon Standard for responsible aquaculture.
13|01|2015 First discounter in Germany introducing ASC certified shrimp
PENNY, the discount subsidiary of REWE Group, is the first German discounter to introduce ASC certified responsibly farmed shrimp.
07|01|2015 ASC auditor training courses 2015
ASC has organised auditor training courses for six of its standards covering bivalve, pangasius, salmon, shrimp, tilapia and trout. Successful participation is a mandatory requirement to become an accredited auditor.
17|12|2014 Harmonising the ASC Standards
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) will start a project to harmonise the structure and content of its eight farm standards to create one core ASC Standard. It will achieve this by harmonising criteria where possible while maintaining species' or production method specific requirements where needed.
16|12|2014 More than 100 farms transforming aquaculture towards sustainability
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (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.
15|12|2014 First ASC certified shrimp on sale in Belgium
The first Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified shrimp has been launched in Belgium by Morubel, which supplies their shrimp to the Colruyt Group.