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January 17, 2024

ASC VR Australia

18 January 2024 ASC Statement on Variance Request from Tassal The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is committed to ensuring that seafood is produced in an environmentally and socially responsible way. The ASC Salmon Standard ensures that wildlife continues to be protected and that ASC certified farms adhere to good management practices to reduce impact on […]

September 6, 2021

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council responds to recent articles in The Australian following the release of the WWF’s report on Eco-Labelling

As a science led, not-for-profit organisation, we always welcome questions and requests for information about the ASC programme and the improvement of responsible and sustainable practices in Aquaculture.  The WWF report raises many important questions about sustainable salmon farming in Tasmania, many of which are already known to us and have prompted developments in our […]

September 6, 2021

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council responds to recent WWF Australia report on Macquarie Harbour

ASC response to the  Review of Eco-labelling Standards in Relation to Salmon Farming in Macquarie Harbour,  a report commissioned by WWF Australia.  The ASC welcomes the review. It presents a number of helpful recommendations that build on the existing credible ASC certification framework and recognises that the “ASC standard functioned successfully in Macquarie Harbour”.    ASC is an independent charity operating a voluntary certification scheme – a market-based programme that recognises […]

March 15, 2021

The seafood chefs driving change in Australia

Meet the Chefs: To celebrate Sustainable Seafood Week and the ASC’s commitment to ensuring responsibly farmed fish across Australia and the globe, we’ve teamed up with three talented chefs to share some great recipes inspired by Australian ASC certified seafood. Analiese Gregory Born in New Zealand and having learned her craft in top restaurants around […]

March 10, 2021

Virtual classroom event with Taronga zoo

We are so pleased to announce the launch of our first ASC Australian Education module, a joint endeavour with our sister organisation the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council). We will launch this module with a virtual classroom live from Taronga Zoo on Thursday the 11th March at 2pm AEST The lesson will feature an introduction to […]

March 8, 2021

Australia’s most sustainable seafood revealed in Sustainable Seafood Awards 2021

And the Winners are… This year’s Sustainable Seafood Awards is hosted by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) , and commends people and organisations that are leading the way in protecting the future of our seafood. The awards were judged by a panel of highly regarded members of the sustainability […]

December 15, 2020

How ASC Farms Help Protect Vital Mangrove Forests: Pacific Reef in Australia

Mangrove forests are among the world’s most productive ecosystems and healthy mangroves are a precious, almost priceless resource. Mangroves can quite literally save lives during storms and extreme weather events but losing mangroves also means losing livelihoods, food security, valuable timber production, coastal erosion defence and one of the most efficient and important carbon stores […]

October 8, 2020

New Trusted Labels Group in Australia Launches on World Ecolabel Day

ASC has joined forces with other certification programmes in Australia to form the Trusted Labels Group, launching at an event in Sydney on 8 October. The Trusted Labels Group is made up of ASC, MSC, Fair Trade Australia and New Zealand, Forest Stewardship Council ANZ, Australian Organic Ltd, and Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA). The […]

February 24, 2020

About Clean Seas Seafood

When was the company started: Clean Seas was established in 2000 to propagate and grow Southern Bluefin Tuna, however, the company refocused its efforts on the sustainable production of Hiramasa Yellowtail Kingfish which thrive in the cold waters of South Australia’s Spencer Gulf where they are regionally indigenous. Clean Seas was publicly listed in 2005 […]

February 21, 2020

Innovation in the tropical waters of Queensland

The Mitris family started Pacific Reef Fisheries in 1998. Today it is a highly successful prawn farming business which operates in the tropical waters of north Queensland and fully embraces nature – even planting a mangrove forest to help filter its water. The farm produces more than 1,000 tonnes of seafood each year from a […]

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