The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent, international non-profit organisation that manages the world’s leading certification and labelling programme for responsible aquaculture. ASC recognises and rewards responsible aquaculture through the ASC aquaculture certification programme and seafood label; promotes best environmental and social choice when buying seafood; and contributes to transforming seafood markets towards sustainability.
ISEAL Code Compliant designates members who have successfully undergone independent evaluations against the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice in Standards-Setting, Assurance and Impacts.
No areas for improvement were identified as a result of this independent evaluation.
As a result of this independent evaluation, ASC made the following improvements to their assurance system:
Introduced further clarity on when any changes that are made to the assurance system would be implemented
Developed a more systematic approach to managing risks to the assurance system
As a result of this independent evaluation, ASC made the following improvements to their M&E system:
Adapted their performance monitoring system to better identify whether short and medium term outcomes were being met.