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Newsflash: October 2014

Dear colleagues
 
We continue to see exciting developments in the growth of our young organisation. The ASC topped the 1000 products mark this quarter, achieved because more businesses are committing to sourcing ASC certified seafood so that collectively we can help move the aquaculture industry towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
 
We ended this quarter by congratulating OMARSA for becoming the first shrimp producer to gain ASC certification. This is another huge milestone for ASC and there is an exciting range of certified shrimp products bearing the ASC logo about to launch into the marketplace.
 
These commitments are crucial to our cause as they allow us to reach the consumers who ultimately buy the certified products. This in turn creates the necessary incentives to encourage more farms into the programme leading to an overall reduction in environmental and social impacts.


Chris Ninnes, Chief Executive Officer ASC

ASC congratulates world's first ASC certified shrimp farm

Family-owned shrimp exporting company OMARSA, based in Ecuador, is the first shrimp producer to gain ASC certification. More

Think Fish Week consumer campaign

In stores across the Netherlands, customers can easily make a responsible choice for ASC or MSC certified seafood. More

Northern Chef first to offer ASC certified tilapia in the United States

Seafood consumers in the United States can now enjoy responsibly farmed tilapia that has been certified to the ASC standard for responsible aquaculture. More

Migros launches the first ASC certified trout product

Migros, Switzerland’s largest retail company, is the first retailer globally to offer customers ASC certified trout. More

REWE increases selection of ASC certified products

REWE is increasing its range of ASC labelled seafood with the introduction of its Goldlocke product, which is made from ASC certified tilapia. More

First trout farm ASC certified

Danforel’s Christiansminde Freshwater Farm in Denmark has become the first farm certified to the ASC Freshwater Trout Standard for responsible aquaculture. More

Experts come together to develop ASC Feed Standard

In September, 50 experts met for the first time in Amsterdam to ensure a responsible future for the production of fish feed. More

Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Guide helps consumers choose responsibly farmed fish

For the first time, the Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Guide includes information about the ASC logo for responsible aquaculture.  More
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