Univ. of Mich. achieves Marine Stewardship Council Certification

Seafood makes up 10 percent of the school's menu, which now includes MSC certified Alaska Pacific Cod, Oregon pink shrimp and more.

Jan. 13—The University of Michigan (U-M) today became the first Big Ten university to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification as part of its overall commitment to offer sustainable food on campus. U-M's Michigan Dining has earned certification to support sustainably managed fisheries by sourcing MSC certified seafood that can be traced back to a fishery that has been certified against the rigorous, science-based MSC standard.

Michigan Dining will offer MSC certified seafood in five residential dining halls on campus including East Quad, North Quad, Marketplace, Markley Hall and Bursley Hall. Michigan Dining serves 3.5 million meals per year in its residential dining halls to over 9,000 students living on campus and the wider campus community. Seafood comprises 10% of menu items, which now feature MSC certified Alaska Pacific cod, U.S. Alaska pollock and Oregon pink shrimp.