ASC is the acronym for Aquaculture Stewardship Council, an independent not for profit organization. The ASC has a voluntary aquaculture certification label.
More than a standards holding body, the ASC will be a global transformation system for aquaculture, that will achieve:
Credibility: the standards are developed according to ISEAL guidelines, multi-stakeholder, open and transparent, science-based performance metrics.
Effectiveness: minimising the environmental and social footprint of commercial aquaculture by addressing key impacts.
Added value: connecting the farm to the marketplace by promoting responsible practices through a consumer label.