Disaster struck the Emsworth oyster trade
in November 1902. Oysters served at
banquets in Winchester and Southampton
caused several guests to fall ill, including
the Dean of Winchester (who had been at
both events) who died. Tests showed that
the oysters had been contaminated with
typhoid, which poisoned the guests.
Credibility. Standards developed according to ISEAL guidelines,multistakeholder
open and transparent science based performance metrics
Effectiveness. Minimising the environmental and social footprint of commercial
Aquaculture by addressing key impacts.
Added Value.Connecting the farm to the marketplace by promoting responsible
practices through a consumer label.
Description of Farm Record Indicator(s) Applicability Time frame Yes / No / NA
Obtain copies of applicable land and water use laws 1.1.1.a. All farms Before 1st audit
Original lease agreements or land titles 1.1.1.b. All farms Before 1st audit
Records of inspections for compliance with national and local
laws and regulations (only if such inspections are legally
required in the country of operation)
1.1.1.c. All farms
Frequency determined by national
and state regulations
Necessary permits relating to land and water use as required
by local and national authorities
1.1.1.d. All farms Before 1st audit
- Location of the farm with at least 4 GPS locations delineating
- National preservation areas
- Locations of other farms in the water body
1.1.1.e., 2.2.1.a. All farms Before 1st audit
Results from visual survey, using video or seabed imaging.
Visual survey should determine type of substrate in farm area.
2.1. All farms Within ≤ 6 months of 1st audit
- Sensitive habitats / biogenic structures in proximity to
Off-bottom and suspended methods
over depositional substrate
Before 1st audit
Results from the carrying capacity calculations including all
references related to parameters used in the calculations.
All farms located in water bodies
where > 10% of the water body area
is covered by farms
Before 1st audit
Record of all IUCN red list species and farm-related threats 2.3.1.a All farms Before 1st audit
- Distribution of endangered species located near farm
- Location of critical habitats for endangered species in the
2.3.1.b. All farms Before 1st audit
Pre Audit Check List
Waitrose launches seafood sustainability pledge
By SeafoodSource staff
02 May, 2013 - British retailer Waitrose on Thursday announced a pledge to source all its seafood from independently certified
sources by the end of 2016.