With global seaweed production increasing along with demand for certification of the seaweed industry, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) recognise the importance of having a standard that rewards sustainable seaweed production, and provides a benchmark for improvement.
Through the ASC-MSC joint Seaweed Standard, we aim to contribute to the health of the world’s aquatic ecosystems by creating a certification standard to for sustainable and socially responsible seaweed harvesting and farming practices.
To ensure the development of this program item is inclusive and robust, we invite interested stakeholders to participate in a series of consultations.
The second round of public consultation is now open:
The ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard is open from 1 March to 30 April 2017:
The ASC-MSC Seaweed Certification and Accreditation Requirements are open from 15 March to 30 April 2017:
Interested stakeholders are invited to share their expertise and help us build the Seaweed Standard. Read feedback received during the first round of public consultation:
|Date/time||Consultation topic||Participation method|
|March 1 – April 30 2017||
Second public consultation on:
the final draft of the standard and certification requirements
Online - now open
|Thursday 9 March||Public webcast|
|Thursday 6 April||Pubilc Q&A session||
|3–7 Jul 2017||Technical Advisory Board working group (TAB WG) meetings|
|Aug–Oct 2017||Public consultation||
Online – opens August 2017
|11–13 Dec 2017||Technical Advisory Board (TAB) meeting||
To register to participate as an observer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please also refer to our key events, stakeholder activities and development schedule to get involved >
For further enquiries, or to register your interest to receive updates please contact email@example.com