Farm standards

Our standards set strict requirements for responsible farming, which encourage seafood producers to minimise the key environmental and social impacts of aquaculture. The current eight ASC standards cover 12 species: abalone, bivalves (clams, mussels, oyster, scallop), freshwater trout, pangasius, salmon, shrimp, tilapia, seriola and cobia.

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The Feed standard defines requirements for responsible factory practices and set parameters for responsible use of ingredients in feed


Our Chain of Custody certification that ASC labelled seafood comes from a certified responsible farm

New standards and review

The ASC is currently developing various new standards, including a joint Seaweed Standard in collaboration with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

Creation of our initial standards

Our current standards are the outcome of eight multi-stakeholder round-tables, the Aquaculture Dialogues
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