Certification to the ASC Chain of Custody standard gives companies, retail stores, fish counters, restaurants and caterers the option of offering and marketing fish and shellfish that comes from ASC certified sources. As a user of the ASC label for fish and shellfish, you take active responsibility for ensuring a better environment and a sustainable fish and shellfish market.
MSC certification, an ecolabel for wild caught fish and shellfish, is a basic requirement for also receiving ASC certification.
When is it needed?
For a product to carry the ASC label at the final point of sale, all the companies in the sales chain must be certified by an independent certification body. As part of the certification process, the company must be able to show that the supply chain is traceable and that well-established quality work is in place.