Purposes

The Seafood Savers purposes are as follows:

APPRECIATION: Give appreciation to businesses which carry out responsible fishing practices.

ASSISTANCE:  Assist companies to obtain MSC and ASC certification through improvement in fisheries and aquaculture.

COMMUNICATOR: Facilitate responsible seafood product procurement through business relationships which exist between producers, retailers and financial institutions which are members of Seafood Savers.

ADVOCACY: Encourage national policies that support sustainable fisheries.

EDUCATION: Educate consumers about the importance of choosing a responsible seafood product wisely.

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Ecolabel

Seafood Savers refers to Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF) FAO 1995 standards which are generated into ecolabale certification, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for fisheries and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) for aquaculture. MSC and ASC are third-party certification type, initiated by WWF and its partners which aimed at setting up the maximum sustainable standards in fishing practices.

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform aquaculture fisheries practices into more sustainable and responsible practices. ASC was officially established in 2010 initiated by WWF and the Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH). ASC uses aquaculture practices standard which derived from Aquaculture Dialogue process coordinated by WWF, which in process involves many party; academia, government, NGOs, practitioners, and industry from all over the world. ASC certification is done by third party that has been accredited by ISEAL and ASI to guarantee the quality and the independency.

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The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent nonprofit organization which sets standards and criteria for sustainable fisheries and seafood traceability. The MSC was established in 1997 by WWF and Unilever. It gained its full independence in 1999. MSC sets and maintains environmental standards for sustainable fishing and the methodology of how to certify fisheries. MSC is done by third party that has been accredited by ISEAL and ASI  to guarentee the quality and the independency.

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