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Aquaculture Stewardship Farm Standard (ASC)

Ensure environmental and social best practices in fish farming

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Enable sustainable aquaculture processes with ASC certification

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.

Our ASC services

Whether you are new to the ASC standard or are looking to transfer your certification from another provider, we will work with you to 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.

Gap analysis

An optional service where one of our expert auditors helps you identify any weak areas or non-conformities prior to your formal ASC audit.

Accredited certification

An independent two-phase approach that provides a clear statement of your capabilities. Accredited certification helps you build trust with stakeholders and win new business.

Why work with us?

Global capability

With highly qualified auditors worldwide, we can provide a local service with a globally consistent dedication to excellence. Our people are technical experts and can help you minimise the environmental and social impact of aquaculture, wherever you operate.

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Flexible delivery

Our ASC certification services can be delivered on-site or remotely using safe and secure technology.

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Total assurance

We have 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, our team of expert auditors is here to be your partner on every aspect of the journey to ASC certification.

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Are you already certified to ASC and would like to transfer?

If you hold a valid accredited certificate of approval with another provider and you are considering making the move, transferring your ASC certification to LRQA is simple. We'll work with you to ensure your transfer is as smooth as possible.


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