Organic Rules and Certification

Aquaculture, general requirements - DE Naturland 2005

Huber, Beate (2005) Aquaculture, general requirements - DE Naturland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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The NATURLAND standards for organic aquaculture contain detailed provisions regarding the following aspects: 1. Selection of site, interaction with surrounding ecosystems 2. Species and origin of stock 3. Breeding, hatchery management 4. Design of holding systems, water quality, stocking density 5. Health and Hygiene 6. Oxygen Supply 7. Organic Fertilising 8. Feeding 9. Transport, Slaughtering and Processing 10. Smoking 11. Social aspects Moreover there are specific instructions concerning the production systems of carp (Cyprinus carpio), trout, salmon and other salmonids, mussels (Blue mussel Mytilus edulis and others), shrimps (Western White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei and others) and tropical freshwater fishes (Siamese catfish Pangasius sp., milkfish Chanos chanos, tilapia Oreochromis sp., arapaima Arapaima gigas et al.). (NL standards for organic aquaculture, 01/2005)


There is a detailed NATURLAND aquaculture standard. Aquaculture is not regulated by the EU Regulation 2092/91.


To provide specific rules for any significant type of agricultural / food production.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Aquaculture - not in EC Reg

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Specific animal standards > Aquaculture/Fish
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:360
Deposited On:31 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:03

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