The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Fair Trade USA are partnering to help improve Indonesia's aquaculture industry, the two groups said Wednesday.

The $500,000 (€445,413) Walton Family-funded, two-year project will explore ways to streamline joint certification, help update farming practices and encourage greater responsibility. This collaboration will drive improvements on the ground and help promote engagement of producers in the market, the groups said.

The NGOs will also collaborate with Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MOMAF) to support further development of the local IndoGAP standards and policies.