The MSC Fisheries Standard
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Standard is used to assess if a fishery is well-managed and sustainable.
The Standard reflects the most up-to-date understanding of internationally accepted fisheries science and management.
They review and develop the MSC Fisheries Standard in consultation with scientists, the fishing industry and conservation groups.
Principle 1: Sustainable fish stocks
- Are enough fish left in the ocean? Fishing must be at a level that ensures it can continue indefinitely and the fish population can remain productive and healthy.
Principle 2: Minimising environmental impact
- What are the impacts? Fishing activity must be managed carefully so that other species and habitats within the ecosystem remain healthy.
Principle 3: Effective fisheries management
- Are operations well managed? MSC certified fisheries must comply with relevant laws and be able to adapt to changing environmental circumstances.
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International non-profit organization which sets standards for sustainable fishing.
The ASC certification
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council is an independent, international non-profit organisation that manages the world’s leading certification and labelling programme for responsible aquaculture.
ASC aims to be the world's leading certification and labelling programme for responsibly farmed seafood. The ASC's primary role is to manage the global standards for responsible aquaculture, which were developed by the WWF Aquaculture Dialogues.
ASC works with aquaculture producers, seafood processors, retail and foodservice companies, scientists, conservation groups and consumers to:
- Recognise and reward responsible aquaculture through the ASC aquaculture certification programme and seafood label.
- Promote best environmental and social choice when buying seafood.
- Contribute to transforming seafood markets towards sustainability.
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ASC aims to be the world's leading certification and labelling programme for responsibly farmed seafood