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…

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…

ASC gathers stakeholders for shrimp workshop

Posted on September 25th 2018

Last month saw Vietfish – Vietnam’s largest seafood trade show – take place in Ho Chi Minh City, and the ASC’s Programme Assurance Team (PAT) took advantage of this gathering…

ASC Launches Seabass, Seabream and Meagre Standard

Posted on September 20th 2018

The ASC has today announced the launch of a new standard for Seabass, Seabream and Meagre. The standard was developed in response to stakeholder demand for the species, which has…

ASC salmon standard recognised by Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

Posted on September 17th 2018

The ASC’s salmon standard has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), a seafood certification industry benchmark.  As well as meeting all of the essential components of the…

Chain of Custody Program Review

Posted on August 29th 2018

ASC joins MSC in inviting stakeholders to participate in the 60-day public consultation on the outcomes of the MSC Chain of Custody (CoC) Program Review to conclude on 15 October…

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