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ASC certification

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) label is a label for responsibly farmed fish that was founded in 2010 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and The Sustainable Initiative (IDH) and is steadily gaining importance. Do you want to prove to your customers that your fish is farmed sustainably? Then you might want to opt for certification under our ASC group certificate.

The objective of the ASC is to make the aquaculture sector more ecologically sustainable and socially responsible – through an effective market-based approach designed to generate added value along the entire value chain. The ASC label plays an important role in raising consumer awareness. Only ASC-certified companies are allowed to display the ASC label on their products.

ASC certified farms meet the following requirements:

  • Compliance with national and local laws and regulations;
  • Conservation of natural habitats, local biodiversity and ecosystems;
  • Conservation of water resources and assurance of water quality;
  • Responsible use of feed and other resources;
  • Protection of biodiversity with regard to wildlife populations;
  • Improved fish health and moderate and responsible use of antibiotics and chemicals;
  • Social responsibility of farms towards their employees and local communities.

Specifically for small and medium-sized enterprises, we offer an ASC group certificate in which all companies that meet our eligibility criteria can participate: Companies with up to 50 full-time employees (FTE) or a maximum total annual turnover of € 1,000,000 in fish products (or final products with fish ingredients) can join our ASC group certificate.

MSC - Certified sustainable seafood

MSC certification

The oceans are home to an extraordinary variety of life. Much of this life is essential to human livelihoods and food security. The Marine Stewardship Council strives to maintain healthy fish stocks in the world and for the future. It is internationally the most recognizable label for sustainable wild-caught fish. Seafood is also covered by MSC certification.