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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 […]

June 27, 2023

Guolian Aquaculture makes significant changes to become world’s first ASC certified crayfish farm

Guolian (Yiyang) Crayfish Breeding Biotechnology Co., Ltd. recently became the first crayfish farm in the world to earn ASC certification for responsible seafood farming. Guolian’s ASC certified crayfish farm is located on the Guolian (Yiyang) Crayfish Breeding Scientific Research Base in the city of Yiyang in Hunan Province, China. The 850-hectare (2,100-acre) research base is […]

June 22, 2023

ASC and SSP deliver a second successful ASC Shrimp Summit in Ecuador  

For the second year, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) joined forces to host a successful ASC Shrimp Summit on 12-14 June 2023 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Designed to demonstrate increasing global demand for ASC certified products and showcase the commitment of Ecuadorian shrimp producers to comply with the highest standards, […]

May 24, 2023

ASC Pioneers Digital Traceability for Shrimp Through Its Key Data Elements Project

Digital supply chain traceability of Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified shrimp products has become a reality, thanks to ASC’s Key Data Elements (KDE) project. By harnessing the power of technology to improve visibility of each product’s route to market, retailers will have a higher level of programme assurance through increased farm origin and supply chain […]

May 17, 2023

ASC Expands Presence in South Korea

Recent highlights include new GM, Sustainable Seafood Event and MoU signing    In line with the growing supply and demand of responsible aquaculture in Asia, the most productive region in the world for farmed seafood, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has stepped up its presence in South Korea.  ASC’s work in the country is already well established […]

May 11, 2023

ASC’s Chain of Custody Module becomes effective end of May, food safety requirement extended to 2024

From 30 May 2023, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s new Chain of Custody (CoC) Module becomes effective and mandatory. This includes new requirements additional to the existing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) CoC certification to further strengthen the value and assurance of the ASC label. Food safety requirement extended to May 2024 Within the ASC CoC Module, […]

May 4, 2023

ASC Highlights Contribution Of Responsible Aquaculture To SDGs in UN’s Multi-stakeholder Forum

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)’s Director of Market Research & Insights Bertrand Charron spoke at the United Nation’s 8th Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held in UN Headquarters in New York, USA yesterday, 3 May. The STI Forum facilitates discussions on science, technology and innovation cooperation in support […]

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