Seaweed production units in assessment:


Target species: laver –Pyropia tenera, P. yezonensis, P. seriata, P. dentata
Number of farms: 9 farms
Country: South Korea, Jangheung-gun. 
Client contact: Mr. Seong-Phil, Kim
Email address:
Phone number: +82 (0)61 867 7755

CAB: Control Union (UK)
Contact for the assessment: Soparat Bamrungsak:; Eddy Cho <

Site visit: 11th-15th April 2022 (see announcement below here)

Group Certification: 19 farms
Target species: wakame (Undaria pinnatifida) and kelp (Sacharina japonica)
Country: Japan
Client contact: Shota Abe
Email address:
Phone number:+81-(0)225-66-2071

CAB: DNV GL Business Assurance
Contact for the assessment: Che King Lee
Email address:

Site visit: April 18-22, 2022. (see announcement below here)


Previous production units in assessment

For information about previous assessments, reports are available on the certified seaweed operations euglena Co., Ltd,  Gijang Sustainable Seaweed Network, Vermaris, Haedam and Wando Eco-friendly Seafood Cooperative (WESC.). Please find documents below.

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

Target species: Hijiki (Hizikia fusiformis) and Kelp (Saccharina japonica)
Country: South Korea
Client: Hyun Kyu Woo
Client contact:

CAB: DNV GL Business Assurance
Contact for the assessment:  Seung Hyun Kwak 
Email address:
Phone Number: +
82 2 724 841

Site visit: 31st May to 4th June 2021 (see announcement below here)

Public Comment Draft Report: Published 17th September 2021

DNV GL Business Assurance would like to announce that the Public Comment Draft Report (PCDR) for the seaweed production unit Wando Eco-friendly Seafood Cooperative (WESC) -13 now 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.

Comments on the report should be submitted by:  17:00 GMT, Friday October 18 th 2021 (see report below).

Final Report Published: 10th November 2021

DNV GL Business Assurance announces that following the 30-day period of stakeholder comments on the Public Comment Draft Report, the Final Draft Report for this production unit has now been published. DNV GL Business Assurance concludes that the Wando Eco-friendly Seafood Cooperative (WESC) -13 farms should be certified according to the ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard. The Final Draft Report for this assessment is now available here.

Please note that this is a determination and not a final certification result. The production unit is not certified until the final consultation period of 10 working days has been concluded. In this period stakeholders that have raised an issue previously during the assessment (announcement, at the site visit or at PCDR) can make use of the objection procedure as set out in Annex B of the  Seaweed CAR.  The  Notice of Objection Templates. must be submitted to no later than 10 working days after the date on which the Final Report is posted on the ASC-MSC website.  

Public Certification Report

DNV GL Business Assurance has received no notice of objection during the 10-working day time period required for comment on the Final Report. Therefore, DNV GL Business Assurance is delighted to announce the release of the Public Certification Report for the abovenamed seaweed operation and, subject to successful outcomes from surveillance audits, Wando Eco-friendly Seafood Cooperative (WESC) -13 farms is certified under the ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard.


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