Marine Stewardship Council

Marine Stewardship Council Sustainability Certification Suspension Amidst Sustainable Management of Fishery

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 3:00am

The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association (MCSLA) announced today that its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification will be suspended due to a recent decision in the federal case Center for Biological Diversity v. Ross .

Key Points: 
  • The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association (MCSLA) announced today that its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification will be suspended due to a recent decision in the federal case Center for Biological Diversity v. Ross .
  • The certificate suspension is occurring despite continued sustainable management of the Maine lobster fishery and remains the direct result of NOAAs 2014 biological opinion on the impact that lobster fishing has on right whales.
  • As a trusted partner in the fishing community, MCSLA members are deeply committed to sustainability and marine mammal protection initiatives.
  • Our goal is to ensure and promote the certified sustainability of the Maine Lobster Fishery while protecting all marine mammals.

Conagra Brands Partners with Marine Stewardship Council to Promote Certified Sustainable Seafood

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

CHICAGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Conagra Brands today announced its partnership with the internationally recognized Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to bring more sustainably sourced fish options to American consumers and drive awareness of the importance of protecting marine ecosystems.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Conagra Brands today announced its partnership with the internationally recognized Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to bring more sustainably sourced fish options to American consumers and drive awareness of the importance of protecting marine ecosystems.
  • "Driving adoption of sustainably sourced seafood is key to a healthy planet," said Lindsay Brady, VP & General Manager.
  • "Approximately one-third of fisheries around the world have been fished beyond sustainable limits, with another 60% fished to their maximum capacity1.
  • Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation.

June National Oceans Month: Marine Stewardship Council Encourages Consumers to Look for the Blue Fish Label to Protect Our Big Blue Future

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 1:04pm

The survey revealed 65% of Americans believe supermarkets should remove all unsustainable fish and seafood products from their shelves.

Key Points: 
  • The survey revealed 65% of Americans believe supermarkets should remove all unsustainable fish and seafood products from their shelves.
  • In honor of World Oceans Day and National Oceans Month this year, we're asking Americans to keep our ocean healthy for future generations by shopping sustainably when buying seafood and other products.
  • My advice as people continue to expand their tinned fish repertoire is to look for the MSC blue fish label across every fish variety."
  • The MSC blue fish label and certification program recognizes and rewards sustainable fishing practices and is helping create a more sustainable seafood market.

Blue Harbor Fish Co.® Celebrates World Oceans Day with Certified Sustainable Seafood

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 1:00pm

PITTSBURGH, June 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, on World Oceans Day, Blue Harbor Fish Co. is celebrating the important role that sustainable seafood plays in ensuring a healthy ocean and planet.

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  • PITTSBURGH, June 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, on World Oceans Day, Blue Harbor Fish Co. is celebrating the important role that sustainable seafood plays in ensuring a healthy ocean and planet.
  • "We're proud of Blue Harbor Fish Co. for its ongoing dedication to providing American consumers with MSC certified sustainable seafood so they know they're getting seafood that's good for them and good for the ocean."
  • All the parties in the Blue Harbor Fish Co. supply chain, from the catch to the retailer, meet standards set by MSC to make sure Blue Harbor Fish Co. contains only sustainable seafood.
  • For more about Blue Harbor Fish Co. partnership with the MSC: http://blueharborfishco.com/our-certifications
    About Blue Harbor Fish Co.
    Blue Harbor Fish Co. brand is committed to offering the highest-quality, sustainably-caught fish and protecting our oceans.

World Oceans Day: Marine Stewardship Council Encourages Consumers to Look for the Blue Fish Label to Protect Our Big Blue Future

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 12:58pm

The survey revealed 65% of Americans believe supermarkets should remove all unsustainable fish and seafood products from their shelves.

Key Points: 
  • The survey revealed 65% of Americans believe supermarkets should remove all unsustainable fish and seafood products from their shelves.
  • In honor of World Oceans Day and National Oceans Month this year, we're asking Americans to keep our ocean healthy for future generations by shopping sustainably when buying seafood and other products.
  • My advice as people continue to expand their tinned fish repertoire is to look for the MSC blue fish label across every fish variety."
  • The MSC blue fish label and certification program recognizes and rewards sustainable fishing practices and is helping create a more sustainable seafood market.

Acasti Pharma Partners with Aker BioMarine to Supply Krill Oil for CaPre®

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 2:04pm

Raw Krill Oil (RKO) is the starting material used by Acasti to make CaPre, which is then further processed via a series of complex and proprietary extraction and purification manufacturing steps to produce the drug substance for CaPre.

Key Points: 
  • Raw Krill Oil (RKO) is the starting material used by Acasti to make CaPre, which is then further processed via a series of complex and proprietary extraction and purification manufacturing steps to produce the drug substance for CaPre.
  • Aker BioMarine produces high quality krill oil, which is sustainably harvested and has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
  • This supply agreement secures a reliable source of high quality starting material for CaPre, which we expect will meet our near-term commercial growth aspirations.
  • Acasti, with its novel drug product CaPre, represents an exciting growth opportunity for our two organizations, said Tim de Haas, EVP Human Health & Nutrition, Aker BioMarine.

New Fish & Chips Meal offered across Canada for a Limited Time

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 8:30pm

TORONTO, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ - After a successful pilot in Atlantic Canada last summer, starting tomorrow all Canadians can enjoy Fish & Chips at McDonald'sfor a limited time.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ - After a successful pilot in Atlantic Canada last summer, starting tomorrow all Canadians can enjoy Fish & Chips at McDonald'sfor a limited time.
  • The fish in the meal is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to be sustainably caught and traceable to an audited and certified fisher.
  • "After introducing Fish & Chips in the Atlantic Provinces last year, we are very excited to expand the meal to the rest of Canada this spring," says Rob Dick, Supply Chain Officer, McDonald's Canada.
  • Today, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited has become part of the Canadian fabric, serving close to three million guests every day.

Anova Food Announces the First Handline Tuna Fishery in Indonesia to Enter into Full Assessment by the Marine Stewardship Council

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 4:15pm

, North Americas leading sushi-quality tuna company, today announced it will enter into a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) full assessment for its premier Fair Trade fishery in North Buru Island, making it the first handline tuna fishery to do so in Indonesia.

Key Points: 
  • , North Americas leading sushi-quality tuna company, today announced it will enter into a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) full assessment for its premier Fair Trade fishery in North Buru Island, making it the first handline tuna fishery to do so in Indonesia.
  • Since the first Fair Trade certification in 2015, Anova has continued to expand the program throughout its Indonesian supply chains.
  • At MMAF, we are proud and excited to see the first Indonesian handline tuna fishery enter an MSC full assessment, says Pak Zulficar Mochtar, Director General of Capture Fisheries.
  • Anova is engaged in active and credible fishery improvement projects (FIPs) with the ultimate goal of achieving MSC certification for its key tuna supply fisheries.

Honor National Seafood Month this October by choosing the MSC blue fish label

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 5:00am

SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --In recognition of National Seafood Month, the Marine Stewardship Council , the world's most recognized, science-based seafood certification program, reminds seafood lovers that they can make a difference for the world's oceans by choosing seafood that is good for them and good for the ocean such as products with the MSC blue fish label on packaging.

Key Points: 
  • SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --In recognition of National Seafood Month, the Marine Stewardship Council , the world's most recognized, science-based seafood certification program, reminds seafood lovers that they can make a difference for the world's oceans by choosing seafood that is good for them and good for the ocean such as products with the MSC blue fish label on packaging.
  • "The MSC blue fish label indicates a product has been independently verified as meeting the MSC's strict standards for wild, traceable and sustainable seafood.
  • According to GlobeScan, nearly two-thirds of American seafood consumers believe a switch must be made to require sustainable seafood sourcing.
  • Check restaurant menus, the frozen and canned goods aisles, the fresh fish case, the supplements section, and even the pet food aisle for the MSC blue fish.