First kelp and hiziki seaweed farms achieve ASC-MSC certification

Posted on November 9th 2020

Eleven farms in South Korea celebrated becoming the first kelp and hiziki producers to achieve ASC-MSC Seaweed certification at a certification ceremony in Korea last week during the 2020 Busan…

New Process Increases Stakeholder Input on Variances to ASC Standards

Posted on October 29th 2020

ASC is strengthening its Variance Requests (VR) process with greater opportunity for stakeholders such as local communities and NGOs to contribute to decisions on local variances to ASC standards. The…

Newly Certified Finisterra Mussel Farm Scores Two ASC Firsts

Posted on October 23rd 2020

ASC is a global programme that has grown quickly yet organically since it began ten years ago. Another milestone was reached recently: the first mussel farm based in continental Europe…

ASC Salmon Given Green Rating in New Good Fish Guide

Posted on October 13th 2020

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has released its Good Fish Guide for UK shoppers and awarded ASC certified salmon a green ‘Best Choice’ rating. It is the first time the…

Restrictions Fail to Dampen Enthusiasm for Think Fish Week in Belgium and The Netherlands

Posted on October 2nd 2020

Last week saw the eighth Think Fish Week take place in The Netherlands and Belgium, and although it was a much more virtual celebration of responsible seafood than in previous…

World’s First Certified Seaweed Products Go on Sale in Korea

Posted on September 23rd 2020

In a world first for responsible and sustainable seafood, Korean consumers can now buy ASC-MSC certified seaweed products in stores and online – finally giving conscientious consumers an option to…

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…

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