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May 20, 2024

Farm Spotlight: AVRAMAR

Set sail on the Mediterranean  With picturesque landscapes and rich history, the Mediterranean is home to a colorful culture and well-known healthy diet. This region’s staple? Fish.   Fish farming, otherwise known as aquaculture, has been a facet of this region for thousands of years. AVRAMAR, the world’s largest producer of Mediterranean fish, has been working […]

February 19, 2024

5 easy ways to reduce food waste

Did you know that over 60 million tons of food waste is created in the U.S. each year? Food waste is also the largest component taking up space in landfills. This is a major problem for the planet, but it also means that small changes made by lots of individuals have the power to significantly […]

January 11, 2024

Tips on enjoying affordable, quality seafood at home

With food prices rising, you may see seafood as an unnecessary luxury and start cutting it out of your diet. But let’s bust that myth – there are plenty of ways for savvy seafood lovers to still enjoy their fish dishes (and get all the nutritional benefits) without breaking the bank.  Here are our favorite […]

December 14, 2023

Retailers changing tides towards sustainable seafood

Shopping for seafood shouldn’t be complex as long as you know where and what to look for. Seafood farming, also known as aquaculture, is on the rise and it’s crucial to ensure it’s done responsibly for the good of the planet and your plate. Incorporating ASC certified and labeled seafood into your weekly routine provides […]

Kiki's shrimp and stonefruit pasta
October 30, 2023

Chefs for Farmed Seafood

Step inside the kitchen to learn why culinary experts nationwide are trending toward more responsibly farmed seafood. Old notions of farmed seafood are quietly being dispelled in kitchens across the United States – from Pennsylvania to California to Hawaii’s coast. Today’s seafood farming, a practice known as aquaculture, is a far cry from what decades […]

August 18, 2023

All About Seaweed – Nature’s Superfood

This fun fact might come in handy at your next dinner party: seaweed farming is the world’s fastest growing aquaculture sector. That’s more than shrimp, salmon or any other seafood you may be about to eat. Seaweed plays a critical role in the health of our aquatic ecosystems, yet its multitude of benefits extend far […]

ASC shrimp prawn skewers
August 3, 2023

Fuel Your Summer Adventures with ASC-Certified Seafood

Whether you’re relaxing at a picnic in the park, hosting an outdoor cookout, sharing bites around the campfire or snacking after a hike in the hills, summer is the time for adventurous eating. Protein-packed seafood lends itself well to every season, with summer offering even more opportunities to explore. No matter how you choose to cook […]

Hands holding shrimp platter
May 1, 2023

Everything You Need to Know about Cooking Shrimp

“I love shrimp but have no idea how to cook them. Help!” We hear you – shrimp make for a delicious and quick mid-week dinner or a luxurious date night treat. Despite their small size, shrimp can still feel intimidating to cook – especially if they come with shells and tails on. And what is […]

November 11, 2022

Farm Spotlight on Riverence: Growing American-Raised Trout

A Taste of America Is in Idaho’s Magic Valley. Nestled in south central Idaho, amid Rocky Mountain wilderness and the clear-flowing Snake River, resides a family of local farms that may be unlike any you’ve seen before. Riverence follows a land-based farm model, but instead of tending potatoes, wheat or cattle they are cultivating something […]

Man Holding Tilapia
October 28, 2022

Let’s Talk About Tilapia

It was over a decade ago that the first fish farm in the world earned ASC certification: Regal Springs’ Lake Toba tilapia farm in Sumatra, Indonesia. Since then, more than 1,700 aquaculture farms around the world have become certified under ASC’s leading global standards. That represents nearly 2.5 million tons of seafood and seaweed harvested […]

October 4, 2022

What’s Behind Your Seafood Label?

How do you know if the seafood you buy is responsibly raised? There’s no doubt our love of seafood is growing, and it’s easy to see why. Not only are fish, shellfish and seaweed amazingly tasty, they also contribute to healthy lifestyles and immune function. Many types of seafood are rich in easily digested protein, […]

Freshé tins
July 14, 2022

Tin It to Win It: Canned Certified Seafood Is Making a Splash

This is not your mother’s tinned seafood. In fact, it might be closer to your great-great-grandmother’s. Most sources agree that the art of canning fish was pioneered in the early 1800s by Nicolas Appert, an experimental French chef who came to the government’s aid in exchange for a hefty cash prize. France was at war […]

Chef cooks shrimp on grill
May 27, 2022

ASC Launches 2022 U.S. Marketing Events with Twin Cities GrillFest Pop-Up

It’s Taco Time! The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and partners served up nearly 4,000 grilled, ASC-certified shrimp tacos to attendees at the 2022 Twin Cities GrillFest this past weekend. Coastal Seafoods’ ASC-certified shrimp tacos ASC’s pop-up was the first of more than a dozen events the non-profit will be holding in Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Miami […]

Oysters wine and lemon
May 25, 2022

A Responsible Guide to Wine and Seafood Pairing

A Responsible Guide to Wine and Seafood Pairing The worlds of wine and seafood are wide, but they have a lot in common when sustainability is on the table. According to the Wine Institute, U.S. wine drinkers consumed over three gallons of wine on average in 2021, while Americans overall enjoyed more than 19 pounds […]

ASC Salmon Cider Walnuts Plated
April 6, 2022

How Seafood Helps Build a Stronger Immune System

Strengthen Your System with Seafood While our immune systems are naturally great at defending against microorganisms, sometimes germs invade, and we find ourselves dealing with illness. Age, nutrition, stress levels and sleep habits all contribute to our body’s ability to fight diseases and promote healing. Eating healthy foods regularly is one way to gain proactive […]

March 23, 2022

Shining A Light on Seafood Fraud

The last time you ate seafood at a restaurant did you consider that what showed up on your plate may not have been what you ordered? Chances are the potential for seafood fraud never crossed your mind, but it should have. Seafood fraud is a common and profitable practice that not only compromises retailers, foodservice […]

divers in cage from below
March 15, 2022

Get To Know Blue Ocean Mariculture: ASC’s First Certified U.S. Finfish Farm

Raising ASC-Certified Kanpachi on the Big Island As part of our mission to help you add responsibly raised seafood to your plate, we are fortunate to work with some of the best seafood farms in the aquaculture industry. Across the globe and here in the U.S., our ASC-certified farmers care deeply about the impact they […]

Kat by ocean
March 4, 2022

Women in Aquaculture: The Inside Track

What’s it like to be a woman working in aquaculture? International Women’s Day offers a perfect chance to ask two of ASC’s own team members about their experiences in the field. Renée Hamel is ASC’s Technical & Operations Support Manager. For her, sustainable seafood is a lifelong passion: “I grew up in rural Newfoundland in […]

December 20, 2021

Why Seafood Watch still considers ASC salmon from British Columbia a ‘buy option’

Seafood Watch rates all ASC-certified salmon as a ‘buy option’ If you have seen that Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch has rated farmed salmon from British Columbia as ‘red’ in its latest ratings, you would be forgiven for thinking that meant all salmon from this area should be off the menu – but you’d also […]

November 30, 2021

Verifying Seafood Origin With Better Than 95% Accuracy

Introducing Trace Element Fingerprinting ASC has unveiled a new technology that allows us to verify ASC-certified seafood back to its farm of origin with better than 95% accuracy. It’s a new way to seafood. Our pioneering technology – based on Trace Element Fingerprinting (TEF) – will, in part, help to further reduce seafood fraud and […]

Cromaris seabass farm in Croatia
June 11, 2021

Can Responsible Aquaculture Benefit U.S. Climate Policy? We Think So

As awareness of responsible aquaculture’s wide-ranging benefits increases in the U.S., ASC is moving the conversation forward in more ways than one – particularly when it comes to climate change. This May, ASC added its voice to a growing chorus of U.S. advocates imploring the Biden Administration to make responsible aquaculture part of its efforts […]

RAS fish swims
May 24, 2021

Explained: What is RAS Aquaculture?

Aquaculture is an innovative industry – it doesn’t stand still for long. Fish farming has traditionally been done in either ponds or sea cages – in fact this practice goes back many millennia. It is still the case that the vast majority of farms today are of this variety – what are sometimes known as […]

March 25, 2021

Seaspiracy: Why We Believe Responsible Aquaculture is More Important than Ever

At ASC we’ve been working to improve standards in farmed seafood for a decade, so we are always pleased to see people talking about issues around responsible seafood. This is the topic of a new documentary on Netflix, Seaspiracy. We share the filmmakers’ passion for the oceans and for improving the world’s food systems. But while the […]

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