ASP is the leading voice for the seafood processing industry in our province, but does not work alone. Success comes from collaboration and working together. ASP is a founding member of the Association of Sustainable Fisheries, an international grouping of MSC client fisheries working together in fisheries sustainability. Though not yet a member, we work closely with the national voice for fisheries in Canada, the Fisheries Council of Canada.
ASP is also partnering with the Canadian Association of Prawn Producers representing more northern interests in ensuring our coldwater shrimp fishery remains MSC certified. ASP works with the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council to improve fisheries management and understanding around northern cod, in a leading Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP), with the added support of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.
ASP is also a member of the One Ocean, bringing together fisheries and oil and gas representatives to discuss the intersection of these two important industries in our province. We work closely with the NL Employers Council on issues of mutual benefit. We are also members on the Board of Trade in our city.
These are just some examples of our collaboration to help improve our industry and work.