ASC awards open for entries


The Marine Stewardship Council’s annual awards event this year will once again recognise excellence in aquaculture.

For the third consecutive year, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is sponsoring a range of dedicated awards at the MSC event, which is set to take place at the historic Fishmongers’ Hall in London on Thursday, 26 October 2023.

The MSC UK Awards celebrate outstanding achievements and performance in sustainable seafood across the UK. The programme has been running for 10 years.

The ASC awards will recognise the importance of responsibly farmed seafood for UK consumers and honour the remarkable retailers and brands driving sustainability within the supply chain.

Previous winners include leading UK retailers Sainsbury’s and Lidl, and major global supplier, Mowi Consumer Products. The companies were commended for their significant commitment to expanding the availability of responsibly farmed seafood in the UK.

Submissions and nominations are now open. The 2023 ASC awards include three categories, including ASC UK Brand of the Year (the first time this category has been included), and previous categories ASC UK Retailer of the Year and ASC UK Retailer Supplier of the Year.

Entries will be assessed by a panel of industry experts and cover the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

The deadline for submissions and nominations closes at 5pm on Friday, 8 September 2023.

Lorraine Gallagher, ASC Market Development Manager UK and Ireland, said:  “The ASC awards are a brilliant opportunity to recognise and reward the significant progress of our UK partners in supporting the ASC’s mission to transform the UK seafood market towards responsible aquaculture.”


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