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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 […]

February 28, 2024

ASC to Make Waves with Inaugural South by Southwest Activations

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Feb. 27, 2024 – In its largest North American activation to date, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is poised to take part in the global food conversation as it hosts a two-day series of events next month in Austin during 2024’s South by Southwest Conference and Festivals. ASC’s initiatives include an experiential […]

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 […]

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