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What is ASC certified seafood?

What is ASC certified seafood?

Being ASC certified means that consumers in the US, Australia and other markets can enjoy our Barramundi knowing that it has been produced in a way that minimizes the environmental impacts of farming while contributing to social development of the communities in which they operate.

What does ASC certified stand for?

the Aquaculture Stewardship Council
ASC on the other hand, focusses on aquaculture and all farmed seafood. Like the MSC, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is a non-profit organisation that certifies sustainably farmed seafood, either on land or in the ocean.

Is ASC certification legit?

The ASC is an independent, not-for-profit organization started by the World Wildlife Fund and the Sustainable Trade Initiative in an effort to manage certification for responsible fish farming globally.

What is ASC Salmon?

Choosing ASC-certified farmed salmon ASC-certified farmed salmon is recommended by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program as a “Good Alternative”, and is therefore on the recommended list of seafood for seafood buyers and consumers to buy.

How long does ASC certification last?

How long is an ASC certificate valid? The certificate is valid for maximum of one year from the date of issue.

How much does ASC certification cost?

Whether this is your first time getting certified or you are getting your recertification, there is a $36 registration fee. This is a single payment for the registration window. From there, each test is $43 on top of the registration fee. Keep in mind, that L1, L2, and L3 are more expensive at $86 each.

Is tassal salmon ASC certified?

Tassal achieved a global first for any salmon company in 2014 – gaining Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification across its operations.

What is MSC and ASC?

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) share a common heritage and vision that global seafood supplies should be sustainable, responsibly managed and supported by secure supply chains.

What does MSC mean for fish?

The Marine Stewardship Council
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a global nonprofit organization that works to end overfishing around the world. Working with scientists, fisheries, industry experts, and other nonprofits, the MSC’s goal is to improve the way our ocean is fished through the MSC Fisheries Standard and Chain of Custody Standard.

Can farmed fish be MSC certified?

The MSC does not actually certify fisheries itself, however. A fishery that wants the label hires a commercial auditing company (there are around twelve to choose from) who then decide whether its practices meet the MSC’s standard of sustainable operation.

What is ASC and MSC?

Join the international seafood community that proudly supports sustainable seafood certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard or farms certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Farm Standard. Together we can protect the world’s seafood for the future.

Is Norwegian farmed salmon better?

Farm-raised salmon from Norway is able to have much more control to prevent disease and mortality. Seafood from Norway is all about sustainability. Since fishing had been part of their heritage for more than 2,000 years, taking care of the sea for the next generation is part of their culture.

What does ASC stand for in seafood?

About the ASC The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is the world’s leading certification scheme for farmed seafood – known as aquaculture – and the ASC label only appears on food from farms that have been independently assessed and certified as being environmentally and socially responsible.

Can I Sell MSc and ASC certified seafood?

You can now officially sell MSC and/or ASC certified seafood. The MSC and ASC Find a Supplier directories are the official sources of certificate validity. Companies that do not appear with a valid Chain of Custody certificate status on these directories cannot be used as a certified supplier.

Why join the MSC Seafood Alliance?

Join the international seafood community that proudly supports sustainable seafood certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard or farms certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Farm Standard. Together we can protect the world’s seafood for the future.

What is ASC certification and why is it important?

To become ASC certified, a farm is assessed by an independent organisation against every single requirement in the relevant standard. If it passes the audit, seafood from the farm can be sold with the ASC logo, which allows consumers to reward these responsible farmers by purchasing their products.