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Gulf of Maine lobster trap fishery enters full MSC assessment

The Conformity Assessment Body, SAI Global Assurance Services, has announced this week that the Gulf of Maine lobster trap fishery has entered full assessment under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)’s certification programme. 12 more words

Fisheries

Realising the opportunities for ASC certified shrimp; measurably reducing any adverse impacts on the environment and local communities

Today (Thursday July 7th) at Vietfish the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC); WWF, the international conservation organisation; and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, in partnership with Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) brought together buyers and shrimp producers seeking ASC certification to discuss the market’s needs and the requirements of ASC’s Shrimp Standard. 904 more words

Aquaculture

Researchers propose "One Health" model to guide sustainable growth of aquaculture industry; “Expert collaboration is the key”

Getting more people to eat seafood because it’s a healthier option will need careful planning to ensure that the expansion of the aquaculture sector does not pose a risk to the environment. 455 more words

Aquaculture

MSC Board Statement: Ensuring that MSC certified companies - "and their subcontracted parties" - are free from forced labour... Venturing into #CSR

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Board has agreed to include a clear policy on the issue of forced labour within the future requirements of MSC certification, the MSC said in a statement on August 1st 2014. 285 more words

Fisheries

SWITZERLAND’s largest retail company, Migros, launches the first ASC certified trout product

Migros, Switzerland’s largest retail company, is the first retailer globally to offer customers Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified trout. Migros now offers customers two smoked trout fillet products under the Migros M Classic brand produced by the ASC certified Danforel Christiansminde Farm in Denmark. 1,006 more words

Aquaculture

IDB & IDH funding helps Belize shrimp farms in bid to meet ASC standard

Thanks to funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), the Belize Shrimp Growers’ Association is preparing member farms for Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) assessment. 558 more words

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