Founded in 2010 by WWF and IDH Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative) the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent not for profit organisation with global influence.

ASC aims to be the world’s leading certification and labeling program for responsibly farmed seafood. The ASC’s primary role is to manage the global standards for responsible aquaculture, which were developed by the WWF Aquaculture Dialogues.

Quoc Viet, was the first farm to enter into assessment against the ASC Shrimp Standard for well-managed and responsible farms.

“For us as a family business it is fundamental that our farming systems are operating responsibly with minimal environmental and social impacts. It’s the right thing to do,” said Ngo Quoc Tuan, Vice President, Quoc Viet.

“Our reputation relies on the quality of our product. ASC is globally recognised and has rigorous criteria. With ASC certification we will be able to show to our customers that our farm is managed responsibly and that will have been confirmed through independent audit.”