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

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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.

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February 22, 2024

ASC farms supported with extended feed supply transition period 

Following extensive industry consultation, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has extended the transition period for ASC certified farms to switch to ASC compliant feed.  Farms now have until October 2025, as opposed to January 2025, to change their supply of feed to come from mills that have been certified against the Feed Standard. The change in […]

February 5, 2024

Vimifos and Skretting First Feed Mills To Attain ASC Feed Certification  

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is delighted to celebrate the first two pioneers to achieve certification against the requirements outlined in ASC’s Feed Standard: Mexican-based feed producer Vimifos and the Chilean branch of global operation Skretting. This marks a significant milestone in ASC’s mission to transform seafood farming towards more environmental and social responsibility.   Both Vimifos […]

January 26, 2024

Benefits of ASC Certification for Vietnamese Shrimp Farmers Identified in New Study  

A recent study, carried out on behalf of Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) by independent research firm MacAlister Elliott and Partners Ltd (MEP), has identified that ASC certification can deliver socio-economic and environmental benefits for Vietnamese shrimp farms and their workforce.  The study identified that ASC certification offers tangible economic benefits, including increased prices and improved […]

January 15, 2024

New Pike-perch Module Expands ASC Species Coverage

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is proud to announce the launch of the new Pike-perch Module. The Module, which aims to promote species diversification, launches on 15 January 2024. The Pike-perch Module is part of ASC’s Scope Extension Project, which is adding more species to the ASC programme as part of its commitment to increase […]

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 […]

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