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Ensure environmental and social best practices in fish farming

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Developed in line with industry best practice and with input from NGOs, scientists, retailers and producers, the ASC now has nine standards covering 12 species including salmon, trout, shrimp, bivalves and tilapia. Each standard is specific to the species, but all seek to review the management of fish health, environmental impact and social responsibility. As it rapidly becomes a requirement for those supplying fish to larger retailers, ASC certification can bring producers significant commercial benefits.

Benefits of ASC Certification

Retail opportunity

ASC certification helps you position your brand as a leading player in a competitive market.

Certified quality

With growing consumer demand for sustainability-certified and traceable seafood, certification allows you to use the ASC consumer label on your products.

Continual improvement

The ASC standard introduces environmental disciplines and best practice to your farms, driving improvements to your business.

Need help with ASC Food Certification?

Whether you are new to the ASC standard or are looking to transfer your certification from another provider, LRQA can ensure you receive the service you require.

Our auditors offer a wide range of complementary services – including FSSC 22000, ISO 22000, Chain of Custody and SMETA.

Why work with us?

Technical expertise

LRQA has been working with businesses in the aquaculture sector for over 20 years, providing audits against a wide range of standards and covering everything from provenance and food safety to sustainability. As early adopters of the ASC standards, we are perfectly placed to deliver audits to businesses globally. 

Sector focus

Every year, we conduct over 35,000 audits and inspections alongside delivering a range of tailored services - underpinned by scalable technology - aimed at protecting our customers’ brands. With the industry’s most experienced audit team at hand, we can provide you with experts who have an exemplary record in delivering audits in a streamlined, robust and pragmatic way.

*Acoura Marine holds this accreditation. Acoura is a member of the LRQA Group


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