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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.

After certification

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

Worker engagement

ASC recognises the importance of having workers engaged in decision-making processes that relate to their own wellbeing and workplace. This has several dimensions:  

  1. Making employees aware of their rights and build their capacity to defend them where needed 
  2. The freedom for employees to join trade unions or informal associations to bargain collectively about their working conditions 
  3. Mechanisms at farms and feed mills through which employees can speak up about grievances or when change is necessary 
  4. External grievance mechanisms that are independent of the farm or feed mill 
  5. Opportunities for aquaculture workers to influence ASC’s standard setting processes and programme development 

ASC is at an early stage in this process and is actively looking to collaborate with workers’ organisations and human rights organisations and other NGOs on this topic. 

Contact person: Clare Stevens

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