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Why ASC?

We set the standard for seafood. If you see the ASC label on pack, you can be sure that your seafood was farmed with care.

Our impact

By choosing ASC labelled seafood, you are making a proven, positive impact on people and the planet.

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Join the most recognised certification programme as proof of your responsible farming practices to a global audience.

Our impact

ASC creates measurable positive change in global seafood farming.

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The ASC programme is successful because of all producers and partners involved. Read our reports and stories.


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

Our impact

ASC creates measurable, positive change in global seafood farming.

After certification

In addition to accessing our global network of secure and flexible supply, ASC partners benefit from marketing their ASC certified seafood.

Producers hub

Producers choose the ASC programme for greater access to global market demand. Learn more about our ASC standards and find out how to apply for certification.

Are you a seafood farmer, a seaweed farmer or a feed producer? ASC certification can help you to evidence your passion and commitment to operating your business responsibly, in line with the highest standards in aquaculture.

Through the ASC global Improver Programme, we also support seafood farmers that are not yet ready to begin the ASC certification process but are still dedicated to improving their practices and making a positive impact.

Read on to find out how you can participate in the ASC Programme.

Why choose ASC certification?

We are setting the standard for seafood farmed with care, working to the highest assurance and transparency standards. Our aim is to continuously raise the game, improving and adapting, based on the latest scientific insights and best practices. This means that all our partners benefit.

Farmers choose the ASC certification programme because:

Market demand

ASC offers you greater access to market demand in all globally relevant markets.


ASC offers you the opportunity to openly show your responsible farming practices as part of the globally recognised ASC certification programme.


Our wide, global ASC network gives you all the support you need to achieve and retain farmed seafood certification.

Get certified

Join the ASC programme and demonstrate to your customers that you are farming with care! Read about the requirements and certification process and find out how you can apply for certification.


Our ASC standards

Our farm and feed standards set strict requirements for responsible aquaculture that encourage seafood producers to minimise the key environmental and social impacts of seafood farming.

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Making an impact together

Together, we create demonstrable, positive change in global aquaculture.

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