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November 17, 2023

First farm achieves ASC certification through ASC Improver Programme  

An Indonesian shrimp farm—PT. Koyo Segoro Endah (KSE) —has become the first farm to earn ASC certification after participating in an Aquaculture Improvement Project (AIP) under the Improver Programme by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).   ASC’s Improver Programme supports seafood farms that are committed to improving their farming practices through an AIP and are not yet […]

November 2, 2023

ASC Concludes First Summit Visit to Vietnam 

Participants of the first ASC Summit to take place in Vietnam engaged with responsible farmers of shrimp and pangasius. Seafood buyers from across the globe embarked on a five-day (October 23 – 28, 2023) commercial visit to Vietnam, one of the leading aquaculture producing countries in the world.   The novel series of interactive ASC […]

October 23, 2023

ASC’s CEO Chris Ninnes highlights Aquaculture Roadmap at Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit 2023 

In his keynote address at the TSSS2023 (hosted by Seafood Legacy), Chris introduced the “Global Sustainable Aquaculture Roadmap,” a groundbreaking initiative that offers a clear path forward for the aquaculture industry. The roadmap was developed in collaboration with the World Economic Forum’s Blue Food Partnership and members of the Sustainable Aquaculture Working Group.   The roadmap […]

October 3, 2023

ASC’s Trace Element Fingerprinting Shows Promising Results from Pilot Project in Vietnam

To help combat seafood fraud and ensure integrity in certified seafood, ASC continues to innovate and adopt the latest technology – in this case Trace Element Fingerprinting (TEF) coupled with artificial intelligence algorithms. A proof of concept was successfully demonstrated based on reference samples from Vietnam, one of the world’s major aquaculture producers for shrimp. […]

September 27, 2023

ASC holds first summit in Europe, linking key retailers to Turkish bass and bream producers

After three previously successful summits outside of Europe focusing on shrimp and salmon, ASC for the first time hosted a buyer summit for their certified seabass and seabream in Turkey, Europe. ASC certified seabass and seabream producers had the opportunity to showcase their responsible farming practices to retail companies from the US, Spain, Portugal and […]

September 11, 2023

ASC ranked in first place for aquaculture certification schemes by Aquatic Life Institute (ALI)

We’re delighted to have secured the top spot in the second edition of the Aquaculture Certification Schemes Benchmark published by the Aquatic Life Institute (ALI)! The Aquatic Life Institute is an organisation that researches and advises on aquatic animal welfare. The report assessed the upcoming ASC Farm Standard which includes rigorous monitoring and evaluation requirements […]

September 8, 2023

ASC partners with eFishery to scale up small-holder certification and develop data-informed certification in Indonesia

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is proud to join forces with eFishery, an Indonesian aquaculture technology company, to advance sustainable aquaculture in Indonesia and empower small-scale shrimp farmers in the region. A key goal in this collaboration is to enhance understanding of the ASC standards within the Indonesian shrimp industry. Local farmers will be supported […]

September 7, 2023

ASC’s Improver Programme launches framework for credible AIPs offering shrimp producers new possibilities for support and development

Following successful pilots in different countries, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has presented the development of a framework for credible Aquaculture Improvements Projects (AIPs) under the ASC Improver Programme at this week’s Global Shrimp Forum. ASC secured seafood leader Thai Union as one of their first partners to implement ASC’s AIPs for a total volume […]

September 1, 2023

ASC launches Stakeholder Consultation on important criteria in the upcoming ASC Farm Standard

As part of a commitment to continuous improvement and transparency, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is today launching a 60-day (1 September-30 October 2023) stakeholder consultation on three key areas: Cleaner Fish Health and Welfare, Shrimp Health and Welfare, and Living Wage indicators. The three topics are pivotal in the development of the new aligned […]

August 15, 2023

ASC tracks impacts in new annual report, “Setting The Standard for Seafood” 

With the release of its 2022 Annual Impacts Report, Setting the Standard for Seafood, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) gives a thorough, easy-access analysis of measurable impacts that were made in 2022 as part being made along the course of its mission—to transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility.  “It is increasingly being recognissed that the aquaculture […]

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