Organic Rules and Certification

Aquaculture, general requirements - Int. IFOAM Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Aquaculture, general requirements - Int. IFOAM Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Conversion period, maintenance of aquatic ecosystems, the production of aquatic plants and breeds are ruled by IFOAM standards. Also detailed requirements on the nutrition of aquatic animals, health and welfare aspects as well as transport and slaughter are addressed by the standard. (9)

Difference

IFOAM has detailled rules for aquaculture. EU Regulation 2092/91 does not cover aquaculture.

Justification

Aquatic systems are very vulnerable ecosystems. Specific rules on how to use natural or establish artifical aquatic systems are necessary in order to grant sustainability and credibility in the consumers perception.

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:Environmental care/environmental impact > Habitats
Specific animal standards > Aquaculture/Fish
Country/Standard:IFOAMS Basic standards
Principles:Principle of fairness
Ecological principle
ID Code:992
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:05 May 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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