Measuring our impact
The ASC acts so that aquaculture produces more fish for more people with the most responsible environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
Information collected across our programs allows us to monitor and track our growth and progress towards our expected outcomes to demonstrate the change we make.
Monitoring and evaluation
ASC’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system has been designed to demonstrate the transformation of aquaculture towards environmental and social responsibility and measure the impacts of responsible farming practices and increased demand for ASC certification.
The ASC M&E System is communicated through:
and ASC M&E Framework – Appendix A
For more information on M&E at ASC, contact Jill Swasey, Head of Monitoring and Evaluation: Contact
Data maintained by our programme are collected through several mechanisms. Third-party audits against ASC standards by conformity assessment bodies develop audit reports are shared publicly on our website. These reports provide detail on production characteristics and compliance with ASC requirements. Data on markets are collected through supply chain activities and logo license agreements.
Collectively, we rely on these data to understand our growth, reach and progress towards our mission, in addition to valuable inputs to research, Standards revisions, and programme learnings and improvements.
ASC maintains several dashboards (link to Demonstrating our Impact) as a part of our commitment to transparency to communicate our impact.
ASC programme data may be available on request
The Producer Data Submission Portal can be accessed here
Any data related terminology is defined in the ASC Vocabulary Portal
For more information on data and sharing at ASC, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Standing out as a leader in research and collaborating within the community is critical to progressing towards ASC’s mission.
The ASC Research Agenda covers a range of topics and research questions that are currently most relevant to us. If these align with your areas of interest and you’d like to discuss potential collaboration opportunities, please contact Kathrin Steinberg, Head of Research: contact
Theory of Change
ASC certified seafood is raised to meet the highest standards for environmentally and socially responsible practices. ASC traceability controls ensure the provenance of certified farmed seafood.
ASC acts in the marketplace to increase the awareness, value, demand, and distribution of ASC certified seafood. As demand grows, there is an incentive for producers to pursue the recognition and reward that ASC certification offers. As more producers achieve certification, more seafood is farmed responsibly.
This process leads to an aquaculture system that produces more fish for more people with the most responsible environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
Learn more about the ASC Theory of Change