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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.

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

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ASC creates measurable positive change in global seafood farming.

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May 8, 2024

ASC Promotes Blue Finance and Investment at Monaco Ocean Week 

Monaco, France – As part of the Monaco Ocean Week, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) convened a roundtable in the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco on March 20, 2024, to examine the transformative role which sustainable investments and blue finance can play in protecting the oceans. Blue foods are part of the future’s food security solution. With […]

May 1, 2024

Successful Seafood Expo for ASC with Packed ‘Feed Responsibly’ Panel Event and Busy Booth

This year’s Seafood Expo in Barcelona was a huge success for Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) with hundreds of seafood lovers, experts, retailers, buyers, processors and other enthusiasts welcomed to the distinctive branded booth during the three-day event, which brought together more than 35,000 seafood professionals. ASC’s panel event, which focused on the importance of responsibly […]

April 17, 2024

ASC Supports Blue Foods Transformation in Ghana  

Accra, Ghana – Aquaculture Stewardship Council joined scientists and policymakers from across Ghana, United Kingdom, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Nigeria at the One Health Aquaculture workshop held in Accra, Ghana to discuss the potential and benefits of developing responsible aquaculture across the region.   ASC Head of Improver Programme Roy van Daatselaar joined the event to […]

April 15, 2024

Consumer Need For Trusted Certification Labels Revealed by ASC Research

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has completed its largest and most comprehensive consumer research to date, through an independent market research agency, interviewing more than 15,000 consumers in 14 different countries about their perception and consumption of seafood. The survey revealed the following insights into consumer behaviour: Continued demand for fish and seafood 87% of consumers […]

April 12, 2024

Don’t Miss ASC’s Panel presentation at Seafood Expo Global

Aquaculture Stewardship Council is inviting all attendees at the Seafood Expo in Barcelona to join them on 24 April at their unmissable free panel presentation about responsibly produced aquafeed. With the theme “Feed Responsibly: Why Responsible Aquaculture Needs Responsible Feed,” key industry players will share how they are adopting the ASC Feed Standard to drive […]

April 11, 2024

Holland America Line Becomes First Global Cruise Line to Receive International Seafood Certifications

Premium cruise line expands Global Fresh Fish Program with Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Stewardship Council certifications for sustainable, and responsible seafood. Holland America Line is elevating its award-winning dining experience by becoming the first global cruise line to receive both Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certifications. The two organizations serve […]

April 10, 2024

ASC Seeks Feedback to Finalise Content of its New Farm Standard

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is launching the last round of stakeholder consultation today to help finalise the content of its new Farm Standard. Stakeholders are encouraged to take part before the consultation closes on Monday 20 May. The new Farm Standard will align all of ASC’s species-specific standards into a single global, robust standard – […]

March 27, 2024

ASC Invites You To Join Them At Seafood Expo Global

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is excited to announce that it will join thousands of seafood lovers, experts, retailers, buyers, processors and other enthusiasts at the world’s largest global seafood expo in Barcelona, Spain on 23 to 25 April 2024. Whether your company is already ASC certified, interested in certification, or just curious about responsibly produced […]

March 12, 2024

ASC Feed Standard Lands in Asia as Thai Union Receives Certification 

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is pleased to announce further uptake of its pioneering Feed Standard, with Thai Union achieving ASC Feed Standard certification for its Mahachai Plant in Thailand. Thai Union joins the elite leading group of ASC certified feed companies. The single-site certification for their Mahachai Plant, located in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province just […]

March 8, 2024

Latina female power on International Women’s Day: ASC supports Women in Ocean Food innovators

La Paz, Mexico – Aquaculture Stewardship Council is proud to support women as they venture into the world of aquaculture and blue economy. In an exceptional opportunity in partnership with Conservation International (CI) Ventures and Hatch Blue, an all-female cohort gathered in La Paz, Mexico to showcase their innovative ideas in promoting blue food communities […]

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