Organic seafood standards could be set this year
Friday, April 17, 2015, 23:50 (GMT + 9)
The US Agriculture Department (USAD) is planning to propose the standards to allow the sale of US-raised organic fish and shellfish, which is expected to be available in as few as two years.
Meanwhile, discussions over what organic fish should eat and whether some of them can be raised in net pens continue taking place.
Miles McEvoy, who heads up USDA's organic programme, explained that these new rules, which will cover species such as salmon, tilapia, catfish, shrimp and molluscs like mussels, oysters and clams, will be based on a series of recommendations from the government's National Organic Standards Board over the last decade, Associated Press informed.
Sources consulted by FIS.com consider that “organic seafood would be welcome news for the increasing number of organic shoppers — and for retailers that have profited from their higher prices. It also ... FULL STORY