The operational review ensures the continued efficiency of our standards and is focused on areas where the performance of a standard is not as anticipated or may not deliver on the intent as set out in our Theory of Change.

Expected completion: August 2017 – December 2017
Contact person: Iain Pollard

Operational review - pangasius and salmon standards

The goal of our standards is to provide a means to measurably improve the environmental and social performance of aquaculture operations. Each farm standard undergoes periodic review to ensure their continued effectiveness and, during the most recent review period, it was determined that improvements would be made to the standards for pangasius and salmon. It is not intended that this will be a full review of the standards, rather a focussed review on areas where the effectiveness of a standard is not as anticipated during the Aquaculture Dialogues or will not deliver on the intent as set out in ASC’s Theory of Change.

The operational review of the pangasius and salmon standards that began in 2015 has finalised its first updates and they have been agreed by the ASC Technical advisory group. The most recent updates include feedback from three rounds of public comment, improvements to the requirements for salmon feed and new restrictions on the use of antibiotics. The changes have also been strengthened and improved in response to feedback received on their operational impact and effectiveness since their initial publication. 

Timeline and important dates

Salmon – Pangasius

  • Project start up
  • Public consultation – Terms of reference (see below)
    16 March – 15 April 2015
  • Public consultation – 1st draft (see below)
    06 December 2016 – 6 February 2017
  • Public consultation – 2nd draft (see below)
    21 August – 21 October 2017
  • Release
    End of 2017

Salmon – PTI

  • Project start up
  • Public consultation – Terms of reference (see below)
    16 March – 15 April 2015
  • Public consultation – 1st draft (see below)
    05 November – 20 December 2015
  • Public consultation – 2nd draft (see below)
    21 September – 21 October 2017
  • Release
    End of 2017

Salmon – Annex 8

  • Project start up
  • Public consultation – Terms of reference (see below)
    24 March – 24 May 2017
  • Public consultation – 1st draft (see below)
    21 August – 21 October 2017
  • Public consultation – 2nd draft (see below)
    19 March – 19 April 2017
  • Release
    Mid 2018

Documents

Third public consultation
For documents related to the second consultation, see Public consultation III below.

Second public consultation
For documents related to the second consultation, see Public consultation II below.

Initial public consultation
For documents related to the initial consultation, see Public consultation I below.

Governance documents
For governance and supporting documents, see Governance below. 

The ASC has published below papers for consultation as part of the Salmon operational review. An updated version of the standard planned for release in 2018 after approval from both the ASC’s Technical Advisory Group and Supervisory Board.

The consultation period will run from 21st September to 21st October (1 month) after which the ASC aims to publish the revised versions of the standards. Your comments will help to determine whether the proposed changes are viable or whether there needs to be any final amendments made to the proposals in order for the revised standards to be published. We’re looking forward to your feedback.

Please send comments using the provided template to standards@asc-aqua.org. Additionally we will be holding a webinar on 26th September at 10am and 6pm CET to present the public consultation on the ASC’s Salmon operational review and answer questions. If you would like to attend the webinar please let us know in advance by sending an email to the ASC at standards@asc-aqua.org.

Relevant documentation:
1) Salmon 1. The proposed changes to Criterion 5 and Appendices.
2) Salmon 2. PTI consultation paper

Public consultation III - Open

Final consultation for pangasius
Public consultation period: 21 August - 21 October 2017

Consultation documents

Pangasius
1. The standard with proposed updates highlighted
2. Pangasius review paper - proposed changes to the standard
3. ASC Operational Review Consultation Comments Pangasius
4. Feedback form

Salmon
1. First draft – ASC Salmon Review Section 8
2. First draft – Feedback Submission Form Salmon Review Section 8

Salmon -PTI
1. Salmon 1 - PTI Public Consultation 2 - Criterion 5 and Appendices
2. Salmon 2 - PTI Operational Review Consultation Paper
3. Feedback form

Submit feedback
Please send comments using the provided template to standards@asc-aqua.org and include 'Pangasius' or 'Salmon' in the subject of the email.

Consultation activities:

-To be determined-

Closed - Public consultation II

Public consultation on proposed updates to the ASC Salmon, Pangasius and Tilapia Standard
Public consultation period: 6 December 2016 - 6 February 2017

Consultation documents

Closed - Public consultation I

Public consultation on the Initial Papers for Review
Public consultation period: 5 November - 20 December 2015

Consultation documents

Closed - Public consultation on the Terms of Reference

Public consultation period:
16 March - 15 April 2015

Consultation documents

Terms of Reference (TOR)

Received feedback:
These are the original comments on the TOR we received during the public consultation period. We also received comments on contents of the pangasius, and salmon standards. Therefore we publish original comments including comments on contents of pangasius and salmon standard.

ASC Operational Review Stakeholder Feedback TOR
ASC Operational Review Stakeholder Feedback Pangasius
ASC Operational Review Stakeholder Feedback Tilapia
ASC Operational Review Stakeholder Feedback Salmon

Governance

Governance documents

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