Farms and companies that meet ASC´s farm or the MSC Chain of Custody standard are eligible to become certified. Independent conformity assessment bodies (CAB) assess if they comply with the Standards and monitors the certified farms and companies on an on-going basis.

CABs can (temporarily) suspend or (permanently) withdraw a Farm or Chain of Custody certificate if it is determined that a certified entity no longer adheres to the applicable standard(s).

A similar principle applies to companies that have signed an ASC logo licensing agreement. If it is determined that a company does not adhere to the logo licensing terms and conditions, the agreement can be suspended or terminated.

Farm certificate suspension

The farms that have had their Farm certificate suspended can be found through the Certified Farm Search by filtering on ‘Status’ and selecting ‘Suspended’.

Farm Certificates can have one of the following statuses:

  • In assessment – a farm is in its initial audit process. No certificate has been issued yet.
  • Certified- The farm has an active certificate
  • Cancelled- The certificate holder has decided to leave the program and cancel their certificate or initial audit
  • Suspended- The CAB has temporarily suspended the farm certificate because of compliance or administrative reasons 
  • Withdrawn- The CAB has ended a certificate indefinitely because of compliance or administrative reasons. To become certified again the farm has to undergo the initial audit process anew.
  • Expired- The farm had a certificate that is no longer valid and decided not to go for a recertification

Chain of Custody certificate suspension

The companies that have had their Chain of Custody certificate suspended can be found through the Supplier Search by filtering on ‘Status’ and selecting ‘Suspended’.

List of suspended farms and companies

The farms and companies that have had their Farm certificate, Chain of certificate or their logo licensing agreement suspended can also be found in the below table. Please note that the table is updated on a weekly basis. Information may therefore be out-of-date. For the most recent information, please refer to our Farm Search and Supplier Search.

Company NameCompany or Farm Certificate, Chain of Custody Certificate and Licence NumberSuspension of Farm Certificate by CABSuspension or termination of Logo Licence AgreementSuspension of Chain of Custody Certificate by CABReason
Cuulong Seaproducts CompanyASC-C-01100/ DL 31-DL 32620-Apr-1803-May-18Detection of antibiotics
West Coast Frozen Foods Private LimitedASC-C-0146611-Oct-18Client cannot demontrate that the products labelled or sold as certified are in fact certified
Vietnam Clean Seafoods CorporationASC-C-042609-Oct-1811-Oct-18Volume discrepancies
Jelex Seafood A/SASC-C-0177222-Oct-18Client cannot demontrate that the products labelled or sold as certified are in fact certified
Quang Minh Seafood CO., LTD.ASC-C-0031314-Nov-1815-Nov-18presence of antibiotics, volume discrepancies
Cermaq CanadaASC-SAI-06217-May-18Exceeding the maximum on-farm lice levels
Cermaq CanadaASC SAI 06617-May-18Exceeding the maximum on-farm lice levels
Cermaq CanadaASC-SAI-06517-May-18Exceeding the maximum on-farm lice levels
Marine Harvest ChileCUP-C857272-ASC-01-2018-SL20-Jul-18Massive salmon escape
Cermaq CanadaASC-SAI-02917-May-18Exceeding the maximum on-farm lice levels
Cermaq CanadaASC-SAI-06017-May-18Exceeding the maximum on-farm lice levels
Song Hau Food Processing Joint Stock CorporationASC-F-BVVN-003-VN03-Nov-17Contractual reasons
Golden Quality Seafood CorporationASC-F-BV-021-VN22-Apr-16Not performed Surveillance Audit 2
Quang Minh Seafood Ltd CompanyASC-F-BVSP-082_VN15-Nov-18Used nitrofuranzole antibiotic for two ponds, which is a banned chemical
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