Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Are Any Aquaculture Awards/Benchmarks Valid? - Updated July 1, 2018

There are a proliferation of award and certification schemes in the world: the BAPs, GSSI, MSC, ASC, Greenpeace, Seafood Watch, WWF and the rest.

For a good high level look at the differences, in purposes, stock abundance, funding and so on, take a look at this discussion by Ray Hillborn from U of Washington:

Comment by Ray Hilborn, University of Washington (@hilbornr)

Where is the science in seafood sustainability and certification? 
It is about money and values – science has been largely lost
Date Oct 22, 2015, and the site is: http://cfooduw.org/
Here is an update to 2018 on problems with the MSC, the best of the bunch:  https://fishfarmnews.blogspot.com/2018/06/managing-steelhead-into-extinction-bob.html.

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