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MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) Approved Ingredients
In addition to using the best seafood ingredients available it is also very important for our customers to realize that nearly all of Omega One and Organix® branded fish foods use fresh seafood ingredients that are approved by the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council).
These approved ingredients include Alaskan salmon, Alaskan halibut, and Alaskan black cod. Our Alaskan kelp and Alaskan pink shrimp are not as yet, approved, but could easily meet this standard, since they are managed in the same way by the same organization, which is the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game. This organization has set the benchmark for the successful management of renewable fishery resources.
What is the MSC?
MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) was formed to develop environmental standards for all fisheries around the world. They are a non-profit organization that has existed for over 10 years. With offices in the UK, USA, Australia, Japan, and the Netherlands, they offer relief to concerned consumers who worry about the quality and conservation of their seafood. MSC’s prime goal is to promote environmentally safe fisheries and to prohibit as well as monitor the environmental conflicts of over fishing.
Rigorous evaluations of the fisheries are performed and a series of licenses are carefully distributed to those that meet MSC’s approval. These fisheries and the fish they catch are then labeled MSC certified. The importance of the MSC certification cannot be understated when considering the purchase of a consumer good such as Omega One or Organix branded premium fish foods.