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Aquaculture Stewardship Council

Aquaculture Stewardship Council logo

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) offers standards for aquaculture and for the seafood chain of custody.

The standards are being developed by the Aquaculture Dialogues in compliance with the guidelines for standard setting established by the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labeling Alliance (ISEAL).

The certification according to these standards will be in the hands of independent, third-party, accredited certifiers.

The ASC standards seek to increase the availability of certified sustainable seafood. In 2012, the ASC will launch a credible consumer label that assures compliance and will make it easy for everyone to take part.

Learn more: Aquaculture Stewardship Council websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Aquaculture Stewardship Council's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Aquaculture Stewardship Council

Member of

ISEAL

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2012

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Food


Where this ecolabel is found
Unknown



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Last updated: 25 June 2013