Aquaculture Stewardship Council

The Dutch Retail Association (CBL) on Wednesday said it is committed to, by 2016, offer in its supermarkets only farmed fish certified according to Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), or equivalent, standards.

The association made a similar pledge with wild seafood, and now about 85 percent of its members’ wild seafood offerings are certified according to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), or equivalent, standards.

“It is a compliment that seafood suppliers and the fishing industry have created a large efforts toward MSC certification in relatively short term of three years,” said Marc Jansen, director of consumer affairs and quality for the CBL. “We now ask the global aquaculture sector to get started with the same ambitious speed.”

CBL members include Albert Heijin, Laurua, C1000 and Wholesale Super Unie and operate about 4,500 stores.

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Seafood Expo Global

21-23 April 2015
Brussels, Belgium

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global is the largest seafood trade event in the world. The event attracts more than 25,800 buyers and suppliers of fresh, frozen, packaged and value-added seafood products, equipment and services. Attendees travel from 150 countries to do business at the expo. Read More