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. 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.