ASC & MSC CERTIFICATION
The World Wildlife Fund - WWF - has helped to establish a certification system to breed a number of important aquatic species, such as trout and salmon. The certification is called ASC (the Aquaculture Stewardship Council) and corresponds to MSC (the Marine Stewardship Council), which is one of the most applied sustainability systems in fish farming.
Certify yourself ASC for fish farming
The ASC standard is developed by the ASC organization, which is an independent non-governmental organization. Their goal is sustainable agriculture and social responsibility through employers' methods that create value throughout the chain.
There is an increasing focus on sustainability and quality in food production. Not only with consumers, but also with government and legislators. This also applies to the fish farming industry, which accounts for 50% of the world's fish production. Sustainability is not achieved in a turnaround and places high demands on focusing on health, animal welfare, food safety, food quality, environmental protection and social responsibility. All players, from producers and wholesalers to distributors, must be able to account for their responsibility and contribution to the fish farming industry.
The benefits of certifying according to ASC
The ASC standard covers environmental, ethical, social and economic conditions, as well as animal welfare. The standard covers all types of production, recycling and plant. Each fish has its own ASC standard. The standard allows the company to document systematic work on creating and maintaining a sustainable organization
Certify for MSC Chain of Custody and ASC Chain of Custody
MSC is a scientifically based standard for the fishing industry. Fish is a popular food worldwide and the demand for fish and products such as fish oil is increasing. This has resulted in a large number of species being overfished and that the marine ecosystem is under severe strain. Consumers and authorities demand high quality and durable products. Against this background, the Marine Stewardship Council has developed a standard for sustainable fishing: MSC. Sustainable fishing ensures the availability of fish, working conditions in the fishing industry and consideration for the marine environment. An MSC stamp on the final product allows consumers to distinguish between sustainable and conventional products.
The benefits of certifying according to MSC Chain of Custody or ASC Chain of Custody
- By the standard, the company can document its systematic work on creating and maintaining a sustainable organization
- It can be documented that the production of a finished fish product has a sustainable origin and that the entire production chain works sustainably
- A certificate according to MSC CoC and ASC CoC is known and recognized worldwide