European consumers believe responsible farmed seafood should be supermarket priority

Posted on December 19th 2018

The majority of consumers across Europe believe that selling responsibly farmed seafood should be a top priority for supermarkets, according to survey findings published today. Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) conducted…

ASC celebrates new milestone in China at Qingdao Seafood Expo

Posted on November 7th 2018

In Qingdao this week the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo is taking place, and ASC is celebrating a new milestone in the country, as the number of ASC-certified farms reaches…

ASC leads fight against plastic waste from aquaculture with planned requirements on proper disposal

Posted on October 31st 2018

ASC is leading the fight against plastic waste from aquaculture, planning specific requirements for farms to properly dispose of plastics and aquaculture gear, and becoming the first and only aquaculture…

Japan Celebrates Largest Ever Sustainable Seafood Week

Posted on October 30th 2018

Last week Japan celebrated its largest ever Sustainable Seafood Week, and it was a chance for quizzes, comedy and seafood-themed hats (yes, you read that correctly). This was the fifth…

ASC Response to SeaChoice’s “Global Review of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s Salmon Standard”

Posted on October 18th 2018

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is a tool for responsible aquaculture management. All of our standards include provisions for the protection of workers and the community, and criteria to both…

Fair Trade USA and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council Partner to Pilot the Fair Trade Add-on to Some ASC Certified Farms

Posted on October 9th 2018

Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the leading certification and labelling program for responsible aquaculture, have signed…

Abalone farm first to achieve certification in South Korea

Posted on October 5th 2018

Wando County in South Korea recently demonstrated its commitment to responsible seafood, as a local producer became the first in the country to achieve ASC certification, and the local government…

ASC introduces new Improver Programme

Posted on October 2nd 2018

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has today officially introduced its new Improver Programme, an initiative to facilitate accessibility of the standard by helping producers that are not yet ready for certification to improve…

New ASC-VietGAP Benchmark Provides Guidance for Vietnamese Farmers

Posted on September 28th 2018

A new collaborative project launched today by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the Vietnamese Directorate of Fisheries (D-Fish) and WWF Vietnam, will provide helpful guidance for Vietnamese farmers to achieve…

ASC welcomes first Dutch farm, Kingfish Zeeland, to its programme

Posted on September 26th 2018

The ASC has welcomed the first Dutch farm to its programme after Kingfish Zeeland achieved certification against the ASC Seriola standard. Kingfish Zeeland raise Pacific Yellowtail (seriola lalandi), commonly referred…

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