ASC labeled seafood can be found across 24 countries, with the ASC logo now reaching South Korean consumers. The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) celebrates a milestone. More than 500 products carrying the ASC logo are available in the market. Last year in the end of September, five months after the ASC logo became available, there were 92 products.
A year on there has been almost a five fold increase. “This is tremendous progress for the ASC considering the logo has only been in the market for the last year. I want to thank the companies that have included ASC labeled seafood in their ranges for their commitment and support for responsible aquaculture. In doing so they join a market for responsible seafood which is growing in global significance,” says Chris Ninnes, ASC Chief Executive. The first products to use the ASC logo hit the market in late 2012, and since then almost 550 ASC labeled tilapia and pangasius products are available, offering consumers an ever greater choice. The amount and variety of products is expected to rise following the completion of other ASC standards and auditor trainings in the coming months.