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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.

Programme Improvements

At ASC regular review and development of Standards and the certification programme ensure we stay relevant and effective. We review issues raised by stakeholders and work with experts to develop revisions and innovative new tools for our programme.

This process is guided by ASC’s Programme Development and Revision Procedure which is in line with the ISEAL Standard Setting Code. Where specific metrics need to be defined the ASC Metrics Methodology is also used. Technical Working Groups, overseen by ASC’s Technical Advisory Group, support this process ensuring proposals are evidence-based and will work in practice. All stakeholders are then invited to contribute their knowledge and expertise. ASC strives for best-practice and as an ISEAL Code Compliant organisation uses guidelines to ensure the process is credible and inclusive.

Stakeholder consultations

ASC’s global scope means we need help to ensure our Standards and certification programme improvements will work in all regions, for all types of farm. ASC includes public consultations on all key development projects, working hard to make sure we hear from producers, large and small, NGOs, retailers, relevant academics globally and other relevant stakeholders.

Find out how you can contribute to improving the ASC programme today by exploring our standards in development, review and revision.

The Improver Programme by ASC

ASC has developed the Improver Programme with the goal to make our programme more accessible. We want to ensure that our Standards are better understood by producers to help them meet the requirements, thereby driving change in aquaculture.

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