Big fish, small pond: NGO–corporate partnerships and corruption of the environmental certification process in Tasmanian aquaculture

Bleakley, Paul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2512-4072 (2019) Big fish, small pond: NGO–corporate partnerships and corruption of the environmental certification process in Tasmanian aquaculture. Critical Criminology, 28 (3) . pp. 389-405. ISSN 1205-8629 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1007/s10612-019-09454-8)

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Abstract

Aquaculture is the single largest agribusiness in the Australian state of Tasmania, with local company, Tassal, the foremost producer of farm-raised salmon in the country. Tassal has come under considerable criticism for its environmental impact, despite the fact that since 2014, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the World Wildlife Fund have certified it consistently as a sustainable business. This article argues that these endorsements are the result of a corrupt corporate arrangement that is designed purposefully to mislead consumers. It examines the considerable payments to both non-governmental organizations from Tassal and the questionable nature of the certification process administered by the ASC.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 27883
Notes on copyright: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Critical Criminology. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10612-019-09454-8
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Depositing User: Paul Bleakley
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 17:48
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 20:59
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/27883

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