Conformity Assessment Body Suspended in China for Six Months

Posted on August 13th 2020

SCS Global Services has been suspended from carrying out new ASC certifications in China following a review. SCS Global Services is a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) – the bodies which…

Call For Stakeholder Input on Certification Assessments

Posted on August 6th 2020

The sites Aracena 1, Aracena 5, and Aracena 9, which belong to the Chilean Salmon company Nova Austral, will have an audit conducted on 26, 27  August and 1st September;…

ASC’s First Monitoring & Evaluation Report Shows Impact of Certified Responsible Aquaculture

Posted on August 5th 2020

ASC has published its first Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) report, demonstrating for the first time the impact of certified responsible aquaculture, including clear improvements in the environmental performance of salmon…

Two New Public Consultations Launched on New Developments for ASC Programme

Posted on August 3rd 2020

ASC has today (August 3, 2020) launched two public consultations, allowing stakeholders and consumers to have their say on important developments for the programme. To contribute to Recirculating Aquaculture Systems…

ASC Standards Translated for Farmers in Indonesia, World’s Second Largest Farmed Fish Producer

Posted on July 24th 2020

ASC has translated its Shrimp, Tilapia, and Tropical Marine Finfish Standards and related guidance documents into Indonesian to help more farmers in the country work towards more responsible practices. Indonesia…

New Policy Sets Out Next Steps For Farms and Auditors Affected by Travel Restrictions

Posted on July 17th 2020

ASC has published a new policy setting out the next steps for farms and auditors that have made use of remote or postponed auditing in light of the restrictions caused…

ASC Responds to Fish Welfare Report

Posted on July 13th 2020

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has today responded to a report about animal welfare standards in the aquaculture industry. The ASC standards include a number of requirements for animal welfare. By…

Farm Certifications Suspended and Withdrawn Following Escapes

Posted on July 8th 2020

A Chilean salmon farm has been suspended following an escape incident. The Caicura 149 Farm in the Los Lagos region of Chile, operated by Salmones Blumar, was suspended following the…

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Compiles Useful COVID-19 Resources

Posted on May 29th 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone, including the seafood industry – and it can be particularly tough for small-scale operations to adapt. Fortunately, the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership has collated a…

UK’s First ASC Certified Responsibly Produced Seabream Goes on Sale

Posted on May 26th 2020

With the launch of Fish Said Fred products, UK consumers can for the first time buy chilled and responsibly produced ASC certified seabream and seabass. Fish Said Fred is the…

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