DNA checks finds all Friend of the Sea products correct

DNA analysis carried out in March 2014 confirmed that the sample of Friend of the Sea labelled products tested used the aquatic species declared at time of audit and that no mixing occurs

Newfoundland mussel processor earns BAP certification

Green Seafoods Ltd.’s mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada, becomes first combined primary and secondary processor to earn Best Aquaculture Practices


Peruvian scallop farm becomes first bivalve to enter ASC assessment

Peru-based scallop producer Acuapesca Group is the first company in the world to enter assessment against the ASC Bivalve Standard

Spain’s Regal lands Europe’s first hake MSC certification

The Marine Stewardship Council announced that the Grupo Regal line-caught hake fishery has been certified to standard for sustainable, well-managed fisheries following an independent full assessment


NOAA considers releasing cheaper alternative to third party certifications

Agency says MSC, FAO or Seafood Watch remain valuable, but it is giving the public until April 30 to weigh in on a new less expensive program for B to B transactions

Decree to require all Vietnam farms to have standard such as ASC or GlobalGap

Vinh Hoan pangasius

New decree expected to kick in in 2016 will require that all Vietnamese pangasius farmers and companies adopt standards such as Vietgap, Globalgap or ASC (more…)

Western Canadian plant C2C Premium gains MSC

Coinciding with the first anniversary of its new, federally registered, seafood facility, Centennial/ B&C Foods obtains Marine Stewardship Council chain of custody certification for the plant