What is an ASC certification?
Being ASC certified means that consumers in the US, Australia and other markets can enjoy our Barramundi knowing that it has been produced in a way that minimizes the environmental impacts of farming while contributing to social development of the communities in which they operate.
Is the Marine Stewardship Council legitimate?
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent non-profit organization which sets a standard for sustainable fishing.
Is the MSC corrupt?
In the fisheries world, the MSC has a dominant position in seafood certification, and yet it also has a corruption problem. The MSC’s ‘pay to play’ is not explicit bribery, but it is a complex structure of exclusivity that gives some clients the ability to hijack public resources for their own gain.
Who owns MSC seafood?
The MSC was born because of a crisis. Michael Sutton, one of its founders, says that he and his colleagues dreamed up the idea after the cod industry collapsed off the Nova Scotia coast in 1992. Cod fishing had been the foundation of the region’s economy and culture, worth an estimated $700 million each year.
What is MSC and ASC?
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) share a common heritage and vision that global seafood supplies should be sustainable, responsibly managed and supported by secure supply chains.
How does the Marine Stewardship Council make money?
Another 24 percent of the MSC’s income is derived from donations from charitable organizations, such as the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, WWF and others. In all, the MSC received charitable funding from more than 25 foundations, NGOs and corporations, according to its latest report.
Is the MSC label Fake?
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a UK-based charity which operates an eco-labelling scheme often described as the ‘gold standard’ for sustainable seafood.
Can you trust the MSC label?
Yes. You can trust that seafood with the blue MSC label was caught by a responsible fishery in a sustainable way that ensures healthy oceans and safeguards seafood supplies for the future.
What’s the difference between ASC and MSC?
The MSC program considers the environmental sustainability of wild capture fisheries. Other schemes, such as that run by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) consider aquaculture practices involved in responsible fish farming.
How good is MSC certification?
The MSC label was established to be a tool for good in protecting fish stocks and marine ecosystems. Many MSC-certified fisheries do represent best practice, and broadly speaking, it is still advisable for consumers to buy MSC-labelled fish.
Where does MSC fish come from?
Sustainable seafood comes from fisheries that catch fish in ways that ensure the long-term health of a stock or species and the wellbeing of the ocean. We set out requirements for sustainability in the MSC Fisheries Standard. There are more than 400 wild-capture fisheries around the world certified to this standard.