AQUACULTURE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (ASC)
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) sets an unprecedented standard for sustainable food production. This Salmon standard provides guidelines for responsible salmon farming which minimises negative impacts on the environment and enhances local communities. Marine Harvest Ireland welcomes the initiative and has already started working on certification of our farms. Marine Harvest is committed to be 100% ASC certified by 2020.
Guidelines for the conservation of natural habitat, local biodiversity and ecosystem function, the protection of the health and genetic integrity of wild populations, responsible use of resources, disease management, social responsibility, and community and stakeholder engagement are included to ensure compliance by aquaculture companies worldwide.