As members of the GSI we are committed to significant improvements in the sustainability of our operations. The ASC standard provides a framework for us to work towards.
The GSI recognizes the importance of transparency, and understands that our progress in achieving our sustainability goals requires evaluation. The industry has already made great progress towards greater sustainability, and has met the requirements of many demanding standards but we are always looking to improve, and want to set a common standard for the GSI member companies to strive towards.
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard provides a framework to guide and report on the progress the GSI is making, and the GSI is working to adopt the ASC framework as its primary reference point for its work and progress.
While the ASC standards will be difficult to achieve, we hope that through the collaboration of the GSI, and the commitment to share technology and best practices, we can use the standard as our starting point in making significant progress in sustainability.
It is the intention to bring farms operated by the GSI members up to the ASC standards by 2020.