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 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.

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The ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard sets a number of requirements for seaweed harvesting and farming practices


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

New standards and Reviews

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.

Creation of our initial standards

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