ASC is an independent organization which certifies environmental and social wellbeing in farmed seafood. Their standards are keeping with the guidelines set forth by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the ISEAL Appliance Code of Good Practice. They have strong worker welfare standards and strong traceability requirements.
*Prophylactic use of drugs prohibited. Treatment for disease allowed.
**Some limitations exist for certain contaminants.
*Some testing for disease-causing organisms required
*Allows for ocean farming but has many restrictions