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What are Omega 3s, and should they be part of my diet?

Are you getting enough Omega 3s in your diet? Most seafood lovers will have heard this term before, but might not know why Omega 3s are important to their health. It’s actually pretty simple! Let’s take a look at what Omega 3s are, why you need them, and how to ensure you’re getting enough. What […]

Our reflection on a successful Seafood Expo Global 2023

As the world’s largest seafood trade fair, the Seafood Expo Global is a key moment in the year for us at ASC to meet our supporters – supply chain companies, brands, retailers and NGOs alike – in-person, as well as explore new opportunities with new contacts and promote responsible seafood farming through panel discussions and […]

Can you eat the veins in shrimp?

Is the black line on my shrimp a vein or its poop? Amazingly, this is one of the most searched for queries about shrimp! It’s easy to feel put off eating seafood when you see unfamiliar body parts, so let’s demystify what the different black lines are, and get you back to enjoying delicious shrimp […]

Too many nutrients in water are bad for fish farming– here’s how ASC aims to fix that

Monitoring water quality is a crucial topic in fish farming and that’s because the ecological balance of the world’s water resources is extremely delicate. Too much of something could potentially tip the scale and could result in adverse effects in aquaculture. Addressing the risk of eutrophication is one of them. This happens where there are […]

How does salmon get its colour?

Whether on the supermarket shelves or at the fish counter, salmon stands out for its rich, pinkish-orange colour. Where does this distinctive colour come from? Is it natural or artificial? What’s the real colour of farmed salmon? Do farm raised salmon and wild salmon have different colours? To answer this question, we must first take […]

How ASC Promotes Human Rights in Aquaculture

Every year, on the 10th of December, the world celebrates Human Rights Day. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948, proclaims the inalienable rights that every human being is entitled to, no matter who they are or where they are. Around the world, whether at a global or at […]

What do our stakeholders think about ASC?

Delving into the findings from ASC’s first annual stakeholder survey. As part of ASC’s commitment to continuous improvement, in the first quarter of 2022 we ran a stakeholder survey designed to identify where ASC is doing well, areas where improvements could be made and where future challenges and opportunities lie – both for ASC as […]

ASC reps share fresh insights in Aquaculture Europe 2022

Focusing on innovative solutions in a changing world, the Aquaculture Europe 2022 which took place in Rimini, Italy in September was a good opportunity to connect, discuss, and be inspired by fresh ideas within the aquaculture sector. Aquaculture Europe is one of the leading international scientific conferences in Europe organised by the European Aquaculture Society […]

What’s Behind Your Seafood Label?

How do you know if the seafood you buy is responsibly raised? There’s no doubt our love of seafood is growing, and it’s easy to see why. Not only are fish, shellfish and seaweed amazingly tasty, they also contribute to healthy lifestyles and immune function. Many types of seafood are rich in easily digested protein, […]

ASC Around the World: Sharing stories about responsible seafood

There’s always a good story to share about responsible seafood. At the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), we don’t run out of them. Around the world, there is an increasing awareness of seafood sustainability, and also of the ASC logo among consumers. Through our campaigns across different global regions, we aim to strengthen this even further. […]

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