Show 533, July 8, 2023: Aquaculture Stewardship Council with Athena Davis, Marketing Director, North America

Athena Davis of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council

“Aquaculture, the practice of raising fish, shellfish and seaweed, shares many qualities with modern agriculture. Although if offers a lower carbon footprint than other farmed proteins and great potential to deliver high quality, nutritious seafood to our growing population, it must be done responsibly.”

“That’s where the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) comes in. Since 2010 ASC’s sea green certification label means your seafood was raised according to the world’s strictest standards for responsible aquaculture, including care for people, fish and the environment.”

“Today, more than half of all seafood consumed in the U.S. is raised via aquaculture, also known as seafood farming. The industry has made incredible strides over the last few decades, but not all seafood farms are equal and neither are the certifications. ASC is the only certification that can verify your farmed seafood is what it claims to be, where it came from, how it was responsibly raised and how it got to you.”

Athena Davis, ASC’s Marketing Director for North America, joins us with the 411 on ASC certification.