What is ASC?
ASC stands for the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. ASC is a global and independent non-profit organization, founded in 2010, who sets a leading environmental and social standard for certifying responsible and well-managed fish farms.
What does the ASC label stand for?
Producers who meet the requirements of the ASC standards minimise their impact on the marine environment, conserve the quality of water resources, do not misuse medicines and antibiotics, protect local surroundings and wildlife and care for their people and the local community. When you buy seafood products with the ASC-logo at Lidl, you can be sure that it is traceable to an ASC certified farm. At the same time you are rewarding the farm’s environmental and socially responsible practices.
The 7 principles of ASC:
1. Meet the law
2. Conserve nature and the natural surroundings
3. Preserve water quality and resources
4. Minimize impact of farmed species on wild populations
5. Strict requirements on feed use
6. Take care of living conditions of the fish and minimize use of medicines
7. Look after workers and the people living in the surroundings of the farm
How does ASC consider the commitment of Lidl?
The commitment of Lidl to source certified seafood is unique in its kind. Lidl is taking a leading position in expanding its sustainable seafood commitment towards the countries they operate in. The commitment of Lidl is another milestone in a clear demand for certified farmed seafood in the supply chain, providing a strong incentive for producers to minimize their impact on people and planet.