COVID-19: ASC Updates Audit Policy to Provide Flexibility to Auditors and Farms

Posted on March 19th 2020

ASC has published an updated audit policy to provide some flexibility to auditors and farms during the restrictions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the outbreak, travel…

ASC Launches Public Consultation for Operational Review of Shrimp Standard

Posted on March 13th 2020

 ASC has launched a public consultation seeking feedback on the current operational review of the ASC Shrimp Standard. ASC conducts regular operational reviews to ensure the continued relevance and efficiency…

New Statistics Show Widespread Concern over Plastic Pollution as France Celebrates Semaine de la Pêche Responsable

Posted on February 27th 2020

New research released today by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has revealed that three quarters of French seafood consumers buy from producers that are minimising plastic waste, and the same number…

ASC Shrimp Standard Recognised by Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

Posted on February 17th 2020

The ASC’s Shrimp Standard has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), a seafood certification industry benchmark. The GSSI benchmark is based on United Nations Food and Agricultural…

New Geographic Information Systems to Boost ASC Commitment to Transparency and Rigour

Posted on February 5th 2020

As part of ASC’s drive to improve transparency and accountability, from today (5 February) ASC certified farms will be required to provide additional geospatial data as part of annual (surveillance)…

Two Thirds of Seafood Consumers Call For “Radical or Significant” Change to Feed Growing Population

Posted on January 29th 2020

A major survey of seafood consumers across seven countries in Europe, Asia, and North America has found widespread concern about the environmental and social impacts of food, with two thirds…

New Collaboration Helps Small Scale Farmers Adopt More Responsible Practices

Posted on January 23rd 2020

Three of the leading organisations in responsible aquaculture have teamed up to help farmers adopt more responsible practices, simplify choices for retailers and consumers, and make better use of their…

ASC strengthens teams in German speaking areas and Programme Assurance

Posted on January 16th 2020

ASC has expanded its team working in the important markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, while also strengthening its Programme Assurance team with two new members. In the German, Austrian…

Sweden’s First Fully Certified Sushi Chain Opens

Posted on January 8th 2020

Sweden’s first sushi chain to be fully ASC and MSC certified has opened this month, with four locations in southern Sweden offering only responsibly and sustainably sourced seafood. Reko Sushi…

ASC Festive Opening Times

Posted on December 20th 2019

ASC Festive Opening Times Season’s greetings, As we approach the festive season we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in moving the aquaculture sector…

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