Category Archives: ASC

AFTER salmon, seabass & seabream… Cooke Inc. embarks onto shrimp farming with Seajoy Seafood acquisition in Latin America

Continue reading AFTER salmon, seabass & seabream… Cooke Inc. embarks onto shrimp farming with Seajoy Seafood acquisition in Latin America

Protected: PRs & Media Coverage (Nov. 27.2018) re. RECC Report on “Scottish salmon farming industry”

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Holyrood Committee releases their findings on the impact of salmon farming; RECC report on Scotland’s salmon farming

Continue reading Holyrood Committee releases their findings on the impact of salmon farming; RECC report on Scotland’s salmon farming

IFFO’s Annual Conference features high level panel and the EU commission

Continue reading IFFO’s Annual Conference features high level panel and the EU commission

PETUNA to remove ASC logo from salmon products sourced from Macquarie Harbour; “I think we should take a lot more notice of the science”….

Continue reading PETUNA to remove ASC logo from salmon products sourced from Macquarie Harbour; “I think we should take a lot more notice of the science”….

FAIR Trade USA & the ASC partner to pilot the Fair Trade “add-on” to some ASC-certified farms; of ASC’s Improver Programme

Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the leading certification and labelling program for responsible aquaculture, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pilot Fair Trade USA’s requirements in some ASC-certified fish farms, it was announced on October 9, 2018.

Through this collaboration, the organizations will implement Fair Trade USA’s innovative model of responsible business and conscious consumption in certified fish farms adhering to the robust environmental and social criteria of the ASC standard. The pilot will also examine how the Fair Trade program can work as a ladder towards ASC certification within the framework of ASC’s newly formed “Improver Programme.”

Chris Ninnes, CEO of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, signs MOU with Julie Kuchepatov, Seafood Director of Fair Trade USA, to pilot Fair Trade USA’s requirements in some ASC-certified fish farms.

The Fair Trade model enables sustainable livelihoods for fishermen around the world while empowering them to improve their communities via the Community Development Fund – additional income earned for every pound of Fair Trade Certified™ seafood sold.  To date, there are nine Fair Trade Certified seafood supply chains and several more in the pipeline.

ASC distinguishes fish farms that operate to the highest social and environmental standards. ASC standards are created in a transparent, multi-stakeholders process and are reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that the requirements remain robust, reflecting best global practices. With the launch of ASC’s Improver Programme, producers can now receive guidance on how to improve their farming methods. The goal of the program is to leverage market forces by attracting producers at all stages on the journey towards sustainability to drive improvements in those areas where the biggest change can be achieved.   Continue reading FAIR Trade USA & the ASC partner to pilot the Fair Trade “add-on” to some ASC-certified farms; of ASC’s Improver Programme

EXTERNAL validation & compliance of protocols: Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) and ICONTEC join forces

Continue reading EXTERNAL validation & compliance of protocols: Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) and ICONTEC join forces

‘MASS resignation’ of 14/17 members of Iceland National Culinary Team over ‘unsustainably farmed salmon’

Continue reading ‘MASS resignation’ of 14/17 members of Iceland National Culinary Team over ‘unsustainably farmed salmon’

“LOWER densities allow the farm to achieve better fish health, water quality and food digestion” – Invermar

Continue reading “LOWER densities allow the farm to achieve better fish health, water quality and food digestion” – Invermar

SSP: Shrimp Partnership establishes “FEED WORKING GROUP” as supply chain integration will help drive improvements

Continue reading SSP: Shrimp Partnership establishes “FEED WORKING GROUP” as supply chain integration will help drive improvements

THE Marine Harvest 2018 Salmon Industry Handbook has been published

Continue reading THE Marine Harvest 2018 Salmon Industry Handbook has been published

BAN Ki-moon highlights necessity for seafood & aquaculture industries to achieve SDGs; SeaBOS presented at AquaVision 2018

Continue reading BAN Ki-moon highlights necessity for seafood & aquaculture industries to achieve SDGs; SeaBOS presented at AquaVision 2018

SEACHOICE new online resource “lets Canadians compare seafood retailers for sustainability”: Of transparency, commitments & achievements

Continue reading SEACHOICE new online resource “lets Canadians compare seafood retailers for sustainability”: Of transparency, commitments & achievements

CERMAQ Canada voluntarily agrees not to sell as ASC product any salmon from sites currently experiencing sea lice counts exceeding regulatory & historical levels

Continue reading CERMAQ Canada voluntarily agrees not to sell as ASC product any salmon from sites currently experiencing sea lice counts exceeding regulatory & historical levels

ASC – May 2018 Update: 11,904 approved products in 68 countries; ~750,000t of ASC-certified farmed salmon & 202,000t of tilapia… 

Continue reading ASC – May 2018 Update: 11,904 approved products in 68 countries; ~750,000t of ASC-certified farmed salmon & 202,000t of tilapia… 

GLOBAL salmon initiative publishes its 5th year of sustainability data (incl. 14 KPIs); ‘40% of GSI production now ASC-certified’

Continue reading GLOBAL salmon initiative publishes its 5th year of sustainability data (incl. 14 KPIs); ‘40% of GSI production now ASC-certified’

MARKET for antibiotic-free seafood & premium shrimp grown to highest social & environmental standards “will grow quickly” – SSP

Continue reading MARKET for antibiotic-free seafood & premium shrimp grown to highest social & environmental standards “will grow quickly” – SSP