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Why ASC?

We set the standard for seafood. If you see the ASC label on pack, you can be sure that your seafood was farmed with care.

Our impact

By choosing ASC labelled seafood, you are making a proven, positive impact on people and the planet.

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Join the most recognised certification programme as proof of your responsible farming practices to a global audience.

Our impact

ASC creates measurable positive change in global seafood farming.

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The ASC programme is successful because of all producers and partners involved. Read our reports and stories.


Join the most recognised certification programme and benefit from trading ASC certified seafood.

Our impact

ASC creates measurable, positive change in global seafood farming.

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In addition to accessing our global network of secure and flexible supply, ASC partners benefit from marketing their ASC certified seafood.

The principles of a credible standard according to ISEAL

April 5, 2020

ISEAL is the global membership organisation for ambitious, collaborative and transparent sustainability systems. Their Codes of Good Practice provide a globally recognised framework, defining practices for effective and credible sustainability systems.

Currently, the ASC is the only aquaculture certification programme to meet all three of the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice, which focus on the core elements of a sustainability system:

  • The ISEAL Standard-setting Code – requires multi-stakeholder consultation and decision-making, and ensures clear and auditable conditions in the standard itself
  • The ISEAL Assurance Code – encourages assurance that is rigorous and accessible, ensuring accurate and transparent results
  • The ISEAL Impacts Code – provides standards with a roadmap to measure progress against sustainability goals and to improve practices over time

Over 140 organisations around the world actively support ISEAL including businesses, government agencies, NGOs and consultants. Working together they are strengthening certification programmes for the benefit of people and the environment.

The ISEAL credibility principles provide a guide for any certification programme that assesses environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

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