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…

Largest chain of sushi restaurants in the Nordic region becomes first to serve ASC certified sushi in Sweden

Posted on July 3rd 2018

The Swedish chain Sushi Yama has become the first sushi restaurant in the Nordic region to achieve ASC certification. The restaurant chain attained Chain of Custody certificate following a rigorous…

ASC urges the public to have their say on draft London Food Strategy

Posted on June 25th 2018

As part of his pledge to do everything in his power to help improve food in the city, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has released a draft London Food Strategy.…

Sales of ASC-certified products in the Netherlands rise by a third to 200 million euros

Posted on June 19th 2018

Total sales of ASC-certified products in Dutch supermarkets increased by a third in 2017 as shoppers continue to embrace responsibly sourced seafood. Analysis by research agency IRI found that sales…

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