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ASC launches Stakeholder Consultation on two major criteria of the ASC Farm Standard and Pike-perch Module

From 1 March to 30 April 2023, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is running a stakeholder consultation on three major topics, two of which are part of the upcoming ASC Farm Standard: Water Quality (Criterion 2.7) Fish Health and Welfare (Criterion 2.14). The third topic covers the Scope Extension Project to the European species of […]

China’s First Large Yellow Croaker ‘Smart Aquaculture Ship’ Earns ASC Certification

China-based fish-farming ship Conson No. 1 has become the first large yellow croaker (Larimichthys croceus) farm to achieve the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification in December 2022. It is the world’s first full-scale “smart farming ship” which can produce 3,700 tonnes of large yellow croaker annually. Local high-end retail company Ole has begun discussions to […]

Feed Mills Can Now Apply For Certification To ASC’s Feed Standard

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is pleased to announce a new milestone with the ASC Feed Standard. From January 14th, 2023, feed mills can apply for certification to ASC’s Feed Standard which covers legal, social, and environmental requirements for both the feed mill’s own operations and for the suppliers of ingredients used in their feed […]

Happy Holidays from ASC

We wish you a Happy Holiday and look forward to seeing you in the New Year! ASC will be closed for the holiday period, between Saturday 24th of December and  Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

Promoting Transparency and Verifiable Performance: ASC Releases First SDG Report

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has released a report that looks at how responsible aquaculture can contribute to the United Nation’s 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The paper also develops a methodology to quantify how ASC verifiably contributes to these goals. The 17 SDGs and their 169 associated targets are at the heart of […]

Market demand drives 144% increase in Scottish salmon farms seeking ASC certification

An increasing number of Scottish salmon farmers are seeking certification to prove their social and environmental credentials; the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) – the leading global certification and labelling programme for farmed seafood – has seen a 144% increase in Scottish salmon farms applying for certification in the last year.   Market demand is behind this […]

Michelin-Starred Armani Ristorante sources ASC certified fish from Croatia

Carrying the highest standards of quality cuisine, Michelin star Emporio Armani Caffé & Ristorante in Paris, France, chooses ASC certified fish to serve in their restaurant. Fresh seabass and seabream are sourced from Croatia’s Cromaris, which operates seven fish farms off the Adriatic coast. At Emporio Armani Caffé & Ristorante, sourcing premium quality and responsibly […]

Japan’s First ASC-MSC Certified Wakame and Kelp Available in Local Supermarkets

The Jusanhama Gyokyo Youth Association – a group of 19 producers – has acquired the Aquaculture Stewardship Council-Marine Stewardship Council (ASC-MSC) seaweed certification for responsible and sustainable wakame and kelp production. It is the first group of farms to achieve the ASC-MSC seaweed Group Certification for wakame and kelp in Japan. Social enterprise Fish and […]

Transforming Aquaculture: ASC releases its first Annual Report

With the first Annual Report “Transforming Aquaculture”, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) looks back on 2021 and reflects on the 10 years since the first aquaculture farm achieved ASC certification. In 2021, ASC’s efforts resulted in continued programme growth with activities dedicated to improving the accessibility of ASC certification, maintaining presence in existing markets and […]

Sainsbury’s & Mowi Consumer Products win Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) UK Awards 2022

For the second year in a row, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) joined the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in its annual UK Awards, which this year took place in Scotland, with the aim of recognising the efforts made to deliver responsible seafood to UK customers. Sainsbury’s was recognised as the ASC UK Retailer of the […]

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