Aquaculture Standards Benchmarking Initiative

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GAPI Benchmarking Report

This study - How Green is Your Eco-Label? A Comparison of the Environmental Benefits of Marine Aquaculture Standards - uses a well-established methodology, refined by the 2010 Global Aquaculture Performance Index (GAPI), to determine numerical scores of environmental performance for 20 marine finfish aquaculture standards. Wile a number of previous assessments have offered important insight on the sustainability of standards, this is the first to quantitatively assess their ecological impact.

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9 DEC 2011 | The truth about eco labels for farmed fish - Take Part

8 DEC 2011 | Fishy labels: Your seafood may be less 'green' than you think - Main Street

8 DEC 2011 | Organic seafood labels often greener than eco-labels - Environmental Leader

8 DEC 2011 | Study finds something fishy about eco-labels - The Sudbury Star

8 DEC 2011 | Pew's seafood eco-labels report misses mark, says group - Sustainable Food News

8 DEC 2011 | Envrionmental claims for farmed fish don't hold up to scrutiny - NPR

7 DEC 2011 | M&S refute eco-label study - Worldfishing

7 DEC 2011 | New report ranks farmed finfish eco-labels - SeafoodSource

7 DEC 2011 | Aquaculture: How Green is Your Farmed Fish? - Earth Times

7 DEC 2011 | With the exception of a few outstanding examples, our research shows that most eco-labels for farmed marine fish offer no more than a 10 percent improvement over status quo - The PEW Charitable Trusts

7 DEC 2011 | View a brief slide show about the Benchmarking Initiative.