Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative (ASIC)

Organization: Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative (ASIC)
Geographical Focus: Southeast Asia
Partner:

Multistakeholder

Website: http://www.asicollaborative.org/our-approach/

The Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative is a group of international stakeholders dedicated to developing creative strategies for improving the Asian seafood industry. ASIC is a burgeoning regional collaboration between private sector stakeholders from Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam who have come together to tackle social and environmental sustainability challenges facing the Asian seafood industry. ASIC stakeholders represent various elements of the Asian seafood industry including producer organizations, processors, environmental NGOs, and local certification bodies. These ASIC participants work in conjunction with export market stakeholders, including NGOs, buyers, and certification bodies, to build innovative tools designed to foster improvement for both shrimp aquaculture and fisheries in the region.
ASIC has created a platform for Asian seafood industry stakeholders to collaborate on issues of sustainability and standards improvement, and has developed a framework to translate strategies into meaningful action throughout the industry supply chain. This provides incentives to producers and buyers on local, regional and international levels. ASIC was founded on three key principles that are critical for fostering improvement in fisheries and aquaculture operations in Asia: 1) Incentivise improvement; 2) Design Inclusive Tools; 3) Co-create realistic sustainable solutions.

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