The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) officially launched its new feed standard June 15, which it says is designed to tackle unsustainable and irresponsible practices across the aquaculture feed supply chain.

The standard is the result of years of development by a diverse group of experts comprising feed producers, retailers, NGOs, farmers, and other stakeholders.

It requires that feed mills meet strict environmental and social requirements, source ingredients from socially responsible suppliers and use environmentally responsible raw materials.