Our standards set strict requirements for responsible farming, which encourage seafood producers to minimise the key environmental and social impacts of aquaculture. The current eleven ASC standards cover 17 species groups: abalone; bivalves (clams, mussels, oyster, scallop); flatfish, freshwater trout; pangasius; salmon; seabass, seabream, meagre; seriola and cobia; shrimp; tilapia, and tropical marine finfish. There is also a joint ASC-MSC standard for seaweed.
We are developing a set of new standards for feed, flatfish, and tropical marine finish. ASC is also undertaking reviews of the salmon, pangasius, and freshwater trout standards.