ASC Standard

ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) – The Aquaculture Stewardship Council, is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization.

The ASC standard is one of the most prestigious certifications in the world for aquaculture management

ASC certification is a voluntary standard, international certification for responsible aquaculture, minimizing adverse impacts on the environment, ecosystems and communities and ensuring good labor regulations issued by the Aquaculture Management Council (ASC) since 2012.

The ASC standard includes the following principles:

  1. Compliance with the law (compliance with the law, the legal right to stay there).
  2. Preserving the natural environment and biodiversity
  3. Preserving water resources.
  4. Preserving the diversity of wild species and populations (e.g., preventing escapes can be dangerous for wild fish).
  5. Responsible use of animal feed and other resources.
  6. Animal health (no unnecessary use of antibiotics and chemicals).
  7. Social responsibility (e.g., no child labour, the health and safety of workers, freedom of assembly, community relations).

Subjects of application of ASC standards:

– The ASC standard is applicable to all aquaculture, seafood processors, retail and food service companies…etc. want to have the best seafood selection in terms of environment and society.

 – Is a voluntary standard, focusing on implementation in the field of aquaculture and seafood labeling, social responsibility.

Benefits of applying ASC/PAD standards:

– Create safe and quality products.

– Unleash the concentrated work of the leader. Helping leaders have more time to focus on implementing the macro strategy.

– Your product is recognized according to ASC standards, it is easy to circulate in all markets around the world.

– The activities are systematic, people are united, working in a comfortable environment.

– Increase customers’ confidence in safe food, through the producer’s best selection of seafood.

– Quality of products & services is always stable.

– Create competitive advantage, enhance brand.

– And many other benefits…

Benefits of applying ASC/PAD standards:

– Legality of farming area

– Land and water use

– Pollution of wastewater and waste management

– Genetic

– Food management

– Disease management and aquatic veterinary medicine

– Social responsibility and user conflicts.

– Producers must document the entire production process to prevent incidents such as food poisoning or chemical residues exceeding the allowable threshold and can be traced back to the origin.

– The core of the ASC standard is that products sold or circulated on the market must meet the customer’s food safety and hygiene standards. source can be traced when needed.

– Producers, distributors, and distributors are all jointly responsible for their products to all domestic and foreign customers. Therefore, each product needs to have a clear background, well documented and periodically inspected according to the requirements of each type of product.