Group certification working for small farms

ASC small-scale producers

Growing number of small- to medium-sized producers are accessing ASC certification 

More than 1,000 small-scale farms have now earned Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for responsibly farmed seafood, as a result of ASC’s group certification.

Group certification recognises groups of smaller producers that have joined together – for example, cooperatives and associations – which can jointly implement the requirements of the ASC standards. The group shares the costs, administrative function and other resources involved in that implementation and in the third-party audit that assesses whether they have fulfilled the standards.

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