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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.

Seafood farmed with care

Look for the green label — you’ll help people and our planet

Why ASC?

As an impact-driven NGO, we set strict global standards for seafood farming. We do this at every step, from the production of the feed, to the farm as well as ensuring traceability through the supply chain right until the product lands on the shelf at your local supermarket. This way you can be sure you’re making the most responsible choice.

Seafood lovers choose the ASC label because:

It’s good for you

ASC certified produce is farmed with care to provide you with healthy and tasty seafood.

It’s good for the planet

ASC farmers make a proven impact by protecting their farm’s environment, their workers and their community.

What is ASC?

Why certify seafood farms?

Seafood farming, also known as aquaculture, produces over half of the seafood eaten around the world. It plays an important role in providing healthy, affordable protein to the world’s rapidly growing population. But like all food production, it has impacts and must be done responsibly.

Setting the standard for seafood

ASC develops and manages the strictest standards in the industry. These standards include requirements covering the potential impacts of the farms on the environment, the workers, animal welfare and the surrounding communities.

These standards are important to help ASC farms to become future-proof and play a positive role in a growing industry that provides a living and nutrition for billions around the world.


Our aim

A world where aquaculture plays a major role in supplying food and social benefits for humanity whilst minimising negative impacts on the environment.​

How we do it

Transforming seafood farming towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility using market mechanisms, improvement incentives and value-add services from farm to fork.

Cook with responsible seafood

Check out our delicious recipes featuring many varieties of seafood and cuisines from around the world. Join us to make a bigger impact and look for the green label when you shop!

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Tales from the farms

Meet the responsible seafood farmers proudly demonstrating their commitment to responsible farming practices.

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