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First Finfish Farm in United States Achieves ASC Certification

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., February 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Blue Ocean Mariculture has become the first ASC certified finfish farm in the US after achieving certification against the ASC Seriola and Cobia Standard at its Hawaii farm.

Clean Seas Seafood Achieves ASC Certification

SCS Global Services confirms the certification after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site
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SPENCER GULF, South Australia, September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Clean Seas, the global leader in full-cycle breeding and production of Yellowtail Kingfish, has been internationally recognised for its responsible and ethical practices by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Independent certification body SCS Global Services (SCS) confirmed that Clean Seas’ Boston Bay and Louth Farms met the ASC Standard after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site.

SCS Global Services Announces New Leadership Team for Sustainable Seafood Certifications

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services is pleased to announce the new management team heading up its sustainable seafood certification programs.

Open Blue Becomes First Cobia Farming Company in World to Achieve ASC Certification

SCS Global Services Congratulates Open Blue Sea Farms
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PANAMA CITY, Panama, January 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Open Blue is pleased to announce that following a successful audit in September 2017 by SCS Global Services, it has achieved Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification. This is a major accomplishment for Open Blue as it becomes the first cobia farming company in the world to achieve recognition under this responsibly farmed standard.

SCS Global Services Lauds Announcement of Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration

As MSC Certification Body, SCS supports this commitment through certifications worldwide
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Congratulations to The Nature Conservancy, Marine Stewardship Council, Tri Marine, and the others involved in launching the Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration. SCS has provided third party MSC assessments of fishery management and seafood traceability since 2000. As a Conformity Assessment Body that focuses on environmental and social certification, SCS will continue to be an active leader in the industry, supporting this commitment to rid oceans of illegal tuna fishing and forced labor. 

Moana New Zealand Blue Abalone Receives 1st ASC Certification in NZ

SCS Global Services Congratulates Moana on their Achievement
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Moana New Zealand – Blue Abalone at Bream Bay in Northland is the first aquaculture business in New Zealand to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, and only the fourth abalone producer to have done so globally. 

Moana New Zealand Chief Executive Carl Carrington says the two years of hard work that has gone into certification by the team at Bream Bay has been well worth it.


Taylor Shellfish First Farm in U.S. to Achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification

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March 7, 2016 /3BL Medi/- The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced that Taylor Shellfish Farms has become the first U.S. grower to achieve responsible aquaculture certification for a farming operation in Washington State.

Sustaining Our Oceans for Future Economic Growth


The oceans are some of the world’s most vital and productive natural resources, impacting our food supply, climate, biodiversity and global economy. World Oceans Day reminds us of the opportunity to bring attention to these critical issues, raise awareness and address the many challenges facing our oceans. Pollution, acidification, overfishing and runoff from agricultural production are just a few of the pressing threats we must work to overcome given the challenges they present now and for the future.

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