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
ASC certification helps you position your brand as a leading player in a competitive market.
With growing consumer demand for sustainability-certified and traceable seafood, certification allows you to use the ASC consumer label on your products.
The ASC standard introduces environmental disciplines and best practice to your farms, driving improvements to your business.
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Why work with us?
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.
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.
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The profits we generate fund the LRQA Foundation, a charity which supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: Working together for a safer world.
*Acoura Marine holds this accreditation. Acoura is a member of the LRQA Group
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AIC – Agricultural Industries Confederation
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) was formed in 2003 and is the UK’s leading trade association for the agri-supply industry.
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