The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is a leading certification and labeling program for responsibly farmed seafood, also known as aquaculture. ASC’s strict standards include hundreds of requirements covering the potential impacts of raising seafood – ranging from quality care of fish and protection of wildlife, to monitoring water quality and fair treatment and pay for workers.
ASC’s sea green label only appears on seafood from farms that have been independently assessed and certified as environmentally and socially responsible.
Environmentally: Farms must show that they actively minimize their impact on the surrounding natural environment. This extends to careful management of the fish health and resources.
Socially: Farms must be a good and conscientious neighbor; that means operating their farm in a socially responsible manner, caring for employees and working together with local communities.
Farmed seafood accounts for more than half of all seafood consumed worldwide and it’s only growing. Farms certified to the ASC standards ensure ongoing improvements that deliver real, responsible benefits.
In addition to strict requirements on the farms, ASC’s chain of custody certification means that ASC-labeled seafood can be traced back through every step of the supply chain – from farm to fork.
Visit us.asc-aqua.org to learn more about ASC’s program.
Miami ASC-C00847, Dallas ASC-C01901