ASC salmon standard recognised by Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative
Monday, September 17, 2018, 23:50 (GMT + 9)
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) salmon standard has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) after achieving 100 per cent of the components in two of the three categories, governance and operational management.
The ASC standard requires producers to demonstrate responsible aquaculture to minimise both environmental and social impacts, and requires an unprecedented level of transparency and traceability. The salmon certification programme has grown steadily since its launch in 2012, with 240 salmon farms now certified.
The GSSI benchmark is based on United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) guidelines for the ecolabelling of seafood, and aims to give clarity on seafood certification schemes.
“With the ASC’s commitment to constant updates and stakeholder engagement, our standard has been a driving force behind... FULL STORY