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For updated information, pls visit us at www.asc-aqua.org or register for our e-newsletter (via our homepage).

For updated information, pls visit us at www.asc-aqua.org or register for our e-newsletter (via our homepage).

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  • 1. Working with partners, the ASC runs an exciting and ambitious programme to transform the worlds seafood markets and promote the best environmental and social aquacultureperformance. Our standards seek to increase the availability of certified responsible seafood. The ASCs credible consumer logo assures compliance and makes it easy for everyone to take part. Why ASC? Credible• Global certification & • Voluntary process open to all farms labeling programme • Independent 3rd party auditors• Improved transparency assess farms makes seafood products • Consistent with ISEAL and FAO traceable from farm to fork• The ASC logo rewards Technical Guidelines responsible production • Based around ISO 65• Enhanced brand value and • Inclusive and transparent: recognition Involvement of stakeholders in • standard setting and the • certification process
  • 2. AD / ASC time-line Aug 2012 FIRST ASC-labelled (tilapia) products in supermarkets! Sep 2012 Jun 2012 Salmon standard First Tilapia Apr farm certified handed to ASC 2012 Aug Start First 2012 accreditation Pangasius Mar Pangasius audit Jun 2012 2012 TilapiaPangasius First Tilapia ASC-logo Bivalves Mar audit Launched Abalone 2012 Apr Certification & 2012 Accreditation StartMay Requirements accreditation2011 final Tilapia Mar First 4 2012 Start ASC-CoC Standards accreditation, handed to ASC with MSC Feb 2012 ASC founded 2010 Aquaculture 2002 – present: Dialogues 5 Standards finalised / 3 Standards under development ADs started 2002
  • 3. Farm certification status Status 29 August 2012 Farms Certified Farms in audit process Audits planned (Sept/Oct)Tilapia 3 3 12 (Ecuador and Costa Rica) (Taiwan and Malaysia)Pangasius First certified farm expected in Sept/October 6 2 (Vietnam) (Vietnam)ASC values transparency & stakeholder feedback in the ASC certification process. Pls, visit the ASC webpage to see all past & current certification information: www.asc-aqua.org/certification
  • 4. Audit capacity for farm audits Status 29 August 2012 Accredited Certifiers 1 accredited for Farm audits (Tilapia, applicant for Pangasius) 2 applicants (Tilapia and Pangasius) ASC works with an independent accreditation organisation, Accreditation Services International (ASI). ASI accredits and monitors Certification Bodies(CBs). An up to date overview of accredited CBs (for farm audits and CoC audits) can be found at: http://www.accreditation-services.com/archives/standards/asc
  • 5. Audit capacity for Chain of CustodyStatus 29 August 2012 Accredited Certifiers 12 accredited for CoC audits CoC-certified 41 Companies valid CoC certificates (processing, trade) 21 ApplicantsASC works with an independent accreditation organisation, Accreditation ServicesInternational (ASI). ASI accredits and monitors Certification Bodies (CBs). An up todate overview of accredited CBs (for farm audits and CoC audits) can be found at: http://www.accreditation-services.com/archives/standards/asc
  • 6. Next steps Pilots projects for Salmon, Bivalves & Abalone performed worldwideSep/Oct to improve quality of Audit Manuals Standards for Shrimp & Trout are expected to be handed over to ASC Q4 before the end of the year (Standard is still under development by Aquaculture Dialogues) Pilot projects for Audit Manual Shrimp & Trout are expected to be Q4 started end of the year (Only possible with final Standard, see above) Q4 Opening accreditation for Salmon is expected around Q4, 2012.Q2-2013 Opening of accreditation for Shrimp and Trout is expected around Q2, 2013.Q2/Q3-2013 First audits for Shrimp and Trout expected Although ASC and its stakeholders work hard to make these milestones a reality this planning may change
  • 7. ASC products in Retail, some examples Status 29 Aug: ASC-labelled Tilapia products can be found in supermarkets in: Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, France, Spain, Belgium & Canada
  • 8. ASC QUICK START GUIDE – page 1 of 2
  • 9. ASC QUICK START GUIDE – page 2 of 2
  • 10. Contact Bas Geerts Standards DirectorBas.Geerts@asc-aqua.org