Peter Cook University of Western Australia Chairman: ASC Technical Advisory Group

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1 June 2014 ASC Hier komt verantwoord de titel van gekweekte de presentatie tilapia nu verkrijgbaar THE AQUACULTURE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: A GUIDE TO THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS Peter Cook University of Western Australia Chairman: ASC Technical Advisory Group

2 ASC Mission & Vision What ASC wants to achieve a world where aquaculture plays a major role in supplying food and social benefits for mankind whilst minimising negative impacts on the environment. How ASC will achieve it ASC Hier komt verantwoord de titel van gekweekte de presentatie tilapia nu verkrijgbaar transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility using efficient market mechanisms that create value across the chain.

3 The Aquaculture Stewardship Council Independent, not-for-profit certification & labelling program Established 2010 by WWF and IDH ASC Hier komt verantwoord de titel van gekweekte de presentatie tilapia nu verkrijgbaar Created to work with industry, government, NGOs and all who want to participate Global, market-based & voluntary Objectives: Recognise and reward responsible fish farming Support purchasing of certified farmed seafood Transform seafood markets towards sustainability

4 ASC Farm-based Standards Aquaculture Dialogues : > 2,000 participants, NGOs & industry ASC Hier komt verantwoord de titel van gekweekte de presentatie tilapia nu verkrijgbaar 8 Standards, 12 Species 7 Principles: Environmental & Social impacts Metric-based Performance Indicators: Science based Best Management Practices in industry Setting measurable limits e.g. on effluents, freshwater usage etc. All Performance Indicators are mandatory Accountability through transparency e.g. p-sia, B-EIA and monitoring data Continuous improvement: 3-5 year cycle

5 Environmental Principles 1) Legal compliance ASC Hier komt verantwoord de titel van gekweekte de presentatie tilapia nu verkrijgbaar 2) Preservation of the natural environment & biodiversity 3) Preservation of water resources & water quality 4) Preservation of species diversity & wild populations 5) Use of feed & other resources sourced responsibly 6) Good Animal health & husbandry

6 Social & Community Principle Assessed by qualified & trained social auditors 7 th Principle based on ILO ASC verantwoord conventions, gekweekte e.g: tilapia nu verkrijgbaar Prevent child- and forced labour No discrimination Promote health & safety regulations of workers Wages, working hours & living Freedom of association & rights for collective bargaining Community relations & interactions

7 ASC Salmon standard (152 Indicators) Impact ASC Performance Indicators (PI), examples: Introductie wereldwijd keurmerk kweekvis in Amsterdam Benthic impacts - Cap on chemicals and ecological quality in benthic sediment & and siting benthic monitoring - Not allowed in protected areas or High Conservation Value Areas - Strict cap on use of ADDs Nutrient loading & carrying capacity - Cap on Nitrogen and Phosphorous release & monitoring - Cap on diurnal oxygen as measure for water quality Escapes escapes per cycle & public announcement unexpected losses - No transgenic fish Feed - Marine ingredients from certified sources - Responsible sourcing of non-marine ingredients - Disclosure of GMO in feed Disease and parasite transfer - Cap on on-farm sea lice level & weekly testing and publication - Sea lice management in Area Based Management (max. load set) - Cap on cumulative load of therapeutic treatments for sea lice Chemical inputs - Cap on copper level in sediment (antifouling) Social impacts - Workers: wages, discrimination, labor contracts (incl. sub-contracting) - Community engagement: complaints resolution, health risks and indigenous cultures, access to resources

8 ASC Rigorous Farm Certification Independent 3rd party auditors undertake farm certification ASC Hier komt verantwoord de titel van gekweekte de presentatie tilapia nu verkrijgbaar Independent oversight of performance of auditors (ASI) Auditors must meet ASC auditor requirements (e.g. training) Inclusive & transparent 5-step audit process: Intended audit announced on ASC website (30 days) Farm-audit (incl. stakeholder input) Draft report posted on ASC website (10 days) Final report & certification decision Final report & certificate on ASC website Certificate: 3 years Annual surveillance audit

9 ASC Chain of Custody Certification Products traceable from farm to fork ASC Hier komt verantwoord de titel van gekweekte de presentatie tilapia nu verkrijgbaar Maintaining product integrity No mixing of certified and non-certified products CoC certification in partnership with MSC: proven track-record Provides audit efficiency in supply chain and reduces costs

10 ASC Consumer Logo Helps consumers choose for responsibly farmed products ASC Hier komt verantwoord de titel van gekweekte de presentatie tilapia nu verkrijgbaar Easy recognition everywhere Trusted (well designed) consumer logo Logo license and product approval serviced by MSC Revenues through logo-licensing

11 Farms in ASC programme (19 May 2014) Farms certified Farms in assessment Auditor capacity ASC Hier komt verantwoord de titel van gekweekte de presentatie tilapia nu verkrijgbaar Products in market 1 Tilapia (2) 2 Pangasius (2) 3 Salmon (1) 4 Abalone - Interest - Q3/ Bivalves - 5 (1) Q3/ Trout - 7 (1) Q3/ Shrimp - 1 (3) Q3/ Seriola/ Cobia TBA TBA - - Total 76 31

12 The Aquaculture Stewardship Council WHO PAYS? WHAT DOES A FARM PAY TO ASC? - NOTHING! THE FARM PAYS THE COSTS OF AUDITORS ASC DERIVES ITS INCOME FROM LOGO LICENCING

13 The Aquaculture Stewardship Council Costs for using the ASC logo All organisations wanting to use the ASC logo must apply for a licence to be legally covered to do so. The costs involved in this vary depending on which sector you operate in. There are 2 costs involved when you use the ASC logo: 1. ANNUAL FEES 2. ROYALTY FEES The following sectors do not have to pay either of these fees: Certified farms and accredited assessment bodies Non-commercial organisations without foodservice operations The media Accredited educational institutions i.e. Universities and schools The following sectors only pay the Annual Fees Most supply chain, retail and foodservice companies who handle ASC products The following sectors have to pay both Annual and Royalty Fees If you are the supply chain, retail and foodservice company, who are the point in the supply chain where the ASC logo is put onto products

14 1. ANNUAL FEE Value of ASC certified seafood sold Annual fee 0 - $200,000 $250 $200,000-$500,000 $1,000 >$500,000 $2, ROYALTY FEE If you are using the ASC logo on consumer facing (retail) products, you will need to pay royalty fees in addition to the annual fee. Royalty fees are calculated at 0.5% on the wholesale price of seafood that is sold. Within the supply chain, for a product, royalties are only collected once. EXAMPLE A company that expects to sell $100,000 of ASC products would pay an annual fee, $250, at the beginning of the year. Then, at the end of each charging period, they would calculate their total sales. If they sold $110,000 of ASC logoed products in the year they would pay $550 in royalty fees (0.5% of $110,000 = $550). So the total cost for this organisation to be licenced to use the logo for a year is $800 ($250 + $550 =$800)

15 ASC market uptake (28 April 2014) ASC verantwoord gekweekte tilapia nu verkrijgbaar 1053 products 37 countries # CoC certified companies: 336 # Logo Licensing holders: 157

16 ASC products per country (28 April 2014)

17 ASC Market commitments Sainsbury s: 100% independently certified by Introduced ASC in UK

18 ASC Market commitments Rio 2016: Source and promote (locally) produced ASC certified seafood

19 ASC Supporters Introductie wereldwijd keurmerk kweekvis in Amsterdam Founding partners

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