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Posted on December 24th 2015

The ASC offices will be closed from 24 December until 4 January, 2016.

ASC certified seafood in focus at Dutch Christmas festival

Posted on December 23rd 2015

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…

First tilapia farm in Belize certified to ASC standard

Posted on December 21st 2015

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…

Lidl Germany unveils ambitious goal for our oceans and fish resources

Posted on December 18th 2015

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…

AEON launches ASC certified shrimp product in Japan

Posted on December 17th 2015

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. AEON’s own-brand of Green…

ASC announces terms of reference for group certification and new pilots

Posted on December 16th 2015

Today, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) published two Terms of Reference (ToR) for the group certification project and associated pilot audits. Under group certification, farmers will come together to implement…

Australian abalone the first of its kind to receive ASC certification

Posted on December 9th 2015

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…

ASC releases revised Certification and Accreditation Requirements (CAR)

Posted on December 2nd 2015

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…

ASC draft audit manual for seriola and cobia standard is set for on-farm testing

Posted on November 24th 2015

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. The pilot tests will enable…

Rabobank and the EIB encourage SMEs and midcaps to make sustainable investments

Posted on November 24th 2015

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. See full…

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