List of certified seaweed operations

Seaweed operations that have achieved certification to the ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard are listed below:

  • euglena Co., Lt

Target species: Euglena (Euglena spp), Chlorella (Chlorella spp)
Country: Japan
CAB contact details: AMITA Corporation, Naoya Ogawa, ninsho@amita-net.co.jp
Client contact details: Mr. Hiroki Kanayama Chief, Life Science Research Section, Healthcare Business Division
Email: kanayama@euglena.jp

euglena was re-certified by the CAB 23rd January 2022. See certificate below.

Recertification announcement can be found here.  Site Visit:  11-12th January 2022.

Recertification Public Comment Draft Report (PCDR) was published on 11th March 2022 and can be found here.  The PCDR is available for comment by stakeholders for a period of 30 days. Stakeholders are invited to comment on the contents of the report. To assist in contributing relevant information and to ensure that any contributions have maximum impact stakeholders should use the Stakeholder Input template when providing input.

This unit was certified by the CAB on 23rd January 2019. See certificate below.
Surveillance audit took place on 13th March 2020.
Surveillance report and other assessment information can be found here.
Second surveillance audit will take place: 15th July 2021. Surveillance announcement can be found here.
Second Surveillance report and other assessment information can be found here.

  • Wando Eco-friendly Seafood Cooperative (WESC) -13 farms

Target species: Hijiki (Hizikia fusiformis) and Kelp (Saccharina japonica)
Country: South Korea
Client contact details: Hyun Kyu Woo: Woohyun1472@hanmail.net
CAB contact details: DNV GL Business Assurance: msc.fisheries.global@dnvgl.com

This production unit (13farms) was certified by the CAB on 13th October 2021.

See certificate information in the link here.
Assessment information can be found here.

  • Veramaris LLC. Blair, Nebraska, United States

Target species: Schizochytrium spp.
Country: United States
Client contact details: Neil Leininger: neil.leininger@veramaris.com
CAB contact details: Global Trust Certification: Elaine O’Donoghue: eodonoghue@nsf.org

Veramaris  was certified against the ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard by SAI Global on 7th  January 2021.

Veramaris is now now certified for 3 years, subject to successful completion of annual surveillance audits.See certificate information below. Assessment information can be found here

Surveillance announcement can be found here.

  • Wando Eco-friendly Seafood Cooperative (WESC) -3 farms

Target species: Hijiki (Hizikia fusiformis) and Kelp (Saccharina japonica)
Country: South Korea
Client contact details: Hyun Kyu Woo: Woohyun1472@hanmail.net
CAB contact details: DNV GL Business Assurance: msc.fisheries.global@dnvgl.com

This production unit (11 farms) was certified by the CAB on 26th October 2020.

See certificate information below.
Assessment information can be found here.
On 6th May 2022 the CAB announced that 8 farms cancelled the certificate. The remaining 3 farms continue the assessment and the first surveillance audit is scheduled for 16-19th June 2022.  Surveillance announcement can be found here.

  • Gijang Sustainable Seaweed Network

Target species: Wakame (Undaria Pinnatifida)
Country: South Korea
Client contact details:Mr. Minsoo, Kim Chairman of Gijang Sustainable Seaweed Network, Director of Kijang Mulsan Co., Ltd.
Email: ik_jang2@daum.net
CAB contact details: DNV GL Business Assurance: msc.fisheries.global@dnvgl.com

This unit was certified by the CAB on 6th November 2019.

See certificate information below.
The first surveillance report can be found  here, as well as all the assessment information.
The second surveillance assessment is scheduled for 21th to 24th June. Surveillance announcement can be found here

  • Haedam Co LTD (cancelled)

Target species: Pyropia yezoensis (Laver / Gim)
Country: Republic of Korea
Client contact details: Sungjin, Jeong: daniel.jeong@pulmuone.com
Contact details: Charlotte Middleton: asc-ca@lr.org

Haedam Co. Ltd. was certified against the ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard by  Lloyd’s Register on August 2021.

The production unit is now certified for 3 years, subject to successful completion of annual surveillance audits. See certificate information in the link here. Assessment information can be found here.

 

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