Regular operational reviews ensure the continued efficiency of the various ASC standards. They are focused on areas where the performance of a particular standard is not as anticipated, or may not deliver on the intent as set out in the ASC’s Theory of Change.

Contact person: Michiel Fransen

Review – Shrimp

The goal of the ASC standards is to provide a means to measurably improve the environmental and social performance of aquaculture operations. Each farm standard undergoes periodic review every three to five years to ensure their continued effectiveness. During the most recent review period, it was determined that improvements would be made to the standards for salmon (Smolt [Section 8], PTI [Appendix 7]), pangasius, freshwater trout and shrimp. It is not intended that these will constitute full reviews of the standard, rather a focused review on areas where the effectiveness of a particular 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 revision process of the Shrimp Standard will include a review of the current antibiotic-related requirements, and of those regarding mangroves, farm management, broodstock and the species-scope. Efforts will be made to review the applicability of these requirements, including the monitoring of antibiotic use and the application of antibiotics in a responsible manner, to establish a unified approach to antibiotics across all ASC Standards. 

Timeline : Operational Review – Shrimp

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