Aquaculture Stewardship Council
Founded in 2010 by WWF and IDH (Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative) the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent not for profit organization with global influence. ASC aims to be the world's leading certification and labelling program 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: 1. Recognize and reward responsible aquaculture through the ASC aquaculture certification program and seafood label. 2. Promote best environmental and social choice when buying seafood. 3. Contribute to transforming seafood markets towards sustainability.