Farms and companies that meet ASC’s farm or the MSC Chain of Custody standard are eligible to become certified. Independent conformity assessment bodies (CAB) assess if they comply with the Standards and monitors the certified farms and companies on an on-going basis.

CABs can (temporarily) suspend or (permanently) withdraw a Farm or Chain of Custody certificate if it is determined that a certified entity no longer adheres to the applicable standard(s).

A similar principle applies to companies that have signed an ASC logo licensing agreement. If it is determined that a company does not adhere to the logo licensing terms and conditions, the agreement can be suspended or terminated.

Farm certificate suspension

The farms that have had their Farm certificate suspended can be found through the Certified Farm Search by filtering on ‘Status’ and selecting ‘Suspended’.

Farm Certificates can have one of the following statuses:

  • In assessment – a farm is in its initial audit process. No certificate has been issued yet.
  • Certified- The farm has an active certificate
  • Cancelled- The certificate holder has decided to leave the program and cancel their certificate or initial audit
  • Suspended- The CAB has temporarily suspended the farm certificate because of compliance or administrative reasons 
  • Withdrawn- The CAB has ended a certificate indefinitely because of compliance or administrative reasons. To become certified again the farm has to undergo the initial audit process anew.
  • Expired- The farm had a certificate that is no longer valid and decided not to go for a recertification

Chain of Custody certificate suspension

The companies that have had their Chain of Custody certificate suspended can be found through the Supplier Search by filtering on ‘Status’ and selecting ‘Suspended’.

List of suspended farms and companies

The farms and companies that have had their Farm certificate, Chain of certificate or their logo licensing agreement suspended can also be found in the below table. Please note that the table is updated on a weekly basis. Information may therefore be out-of-date. For the most recent information, please refer to our Farm Search and Supplier Search.

Company NameCompany or Farm certificate, Chain of Custody certificate and/or ASC Logo LicenseSuspension of Farm Certificate by CABSuspension of Chain of Custody Certificate by CABSuspension or termination of Logo Licence AgreementReason
Valencia Trading Office, SLASC-C-0253919-Sep-20Client has sold products as certified, which are shown not to be certified
Diepvries UrkASC-C-0050104-Sep-20administrative reasons
Tsukiji Uoichiba Co., Ltd. ASC-C-0087928-Aug-20Client does not agree to an audit within 90 days of the due date
ASF Exports
The client didn't pay an outstanding contractual certification fee - for last 421 days against the invoice of BV India (No. 19001514, dtd. 15th May19). Client not ready for any future audit as well
Salmones Camanchaca
Fish escape inside the Punta Islotes site
NGOC TRI SEAFOOD JOINT STOCK COMPANYASC-C-0047427-Jul-20Failure to provide requested information in the time specified.
SOCIEDAD COMERCIAL FARIOS DEL RO PEDREGOSO LIMITADAASC-C-0255815-Jul-20Contractual or administrative reasons
Taika Shrimp farmVN006302-114-Jul-20Presence on farm of different kinds of antibiotics produts, which are categorized as "critically important antimicrobials" following WHO list 2019.
Invermar S.A.ASC-F-SCS-8208/07/2020Client has not provided a RCA, CAP or evidence to close NCs and 6 months has passed since the end of the audit. The SA process has not been completed and this has lead to an indelible farm site.
Tai Kim Anh Seafood Joint Stock CorporationASC-C-0078006-Jul-20Reason for LLA suspension: breach of clauses 1.a and 1.c of annex 3 to LLA. Reason for LLA termination: documents submitted by Tai Kim Anh JSC for Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Plan (following the LLA suspension) cannot be accepted because the authenticity of some of the documents cannot be confirmed. As the suspension could not be re-instated within 30 days it has now expired, and consequently turned into a termination.
St. Restrup Dambrug
The major NC has not been closed within the timeframe
According the last conversion between the company and our local manager, it had a escape of salmons in CAICURA facility due to anomaly behavior tides. This situation implies a break down in the requirements of the standard being the most relevant the Criterion 3.4 Escapes of ASC Salmon standard V 1.3. without minimizing all the other serious damage caused to the environment and the health of the population.
Minh Phu Hau Giang Seafood CorporationASC-C-0045203-Jul-2020-Apr-20Has sold non-conforming products and hasn't reported the detection of any non-conforming products in due time in line with the Logo Licence Agreement
Empresas AquaChile S.A.ASC-F-SCS-09405-Jun-20Surveillance audits was not met in the window based on +/- 3 months from the anniversary date of the certificate.
Empresas AquaChile S.A.ASC-F-SCS-09004/06/2020Surveillance audits was not met in the window based on +/- 3 months from the anniversary date of the certificate.
Empresas AquaChile S.A.ASC-F-SCS-09103/06/2020Surveillance audits was not met in the window based on +/- 3 months from the anniversary date of the certificate.
Jade Tiger AbaloneASC-F-SCS-00801/06/2020Missed Surveillance audit window
Lezita Balik A.Ş.ASC-C-0175615-Apr-20The client does not agree to allow the CAB to hold an audit within the requiredtimeframe specified
Lezita Balik A.S.ASC-F-AGFO-008-TR14-Apr-20Surveillance assessment plan couldn't agreed with the client therefore annual monitoring the certificate holders continued conformity with applicable ASC standards and other certification requirements has not been granted yet.
Productora y Comercializadora de Alimentos de Chiloe
03/04/2020Because the famr did not receive the annual surveillance audit 2 program for this year, it reschedules on several occasions
Cultivos de Tonosi S.A.CUP-C854717-ASC-01-2018-SH26/03/2020The client did not send any evidence to close all the NC's raised during the Audit
Cermaq ChileCUP-C864426-ASC-01-2019-SL19/03/2020Fish escaping
Productos del Mar VentisquerosCUP-C866856-ASC-01-2020-SL13/03/2020Number of treatments of antibiotics over the most recent production cycle ? 3
Nha Trang Seaproduct CompanyASC-C-0060925-Nov-1925-Nov-19Suspension of the Logo Licence Agreement (3 sites: F17, F90 and F394), partial suspension of the CoC multi-site certificate (CoC of site F17 has been suspended but certificate of F90 and F394 remains valid). Cause of CoC suspension: the client has sold products as certified, which are shown not to be certified (residues of antibiotics were detected). Cause of LLA suspension: not reporting detection of non-conforming products and discrepancies in production data.
Golden State SeafoodASC-C-0141326-Sep-19Client does not agree to an audit within 90 days of the due date
Nova Austral S.A.ASC-C-0100310-Jul-19Logo License Agreement termination due to pending investigations, suspension of all farms due to non-compliance with ASC standard (see details here: )
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