organic aquaculture standards

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is inviting the public to submit written comments or provide oral comments at its Fall 2021 business meeting. 

In the United States, organic agriculture makes up less than 1 percent of total agriculture according to the USDA. The majority of those acres are owned by small farmers who are not subject to many of the provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

The virtual meeting of the NOSB is set on dates ranging from Oct. 13 to 21.

Virtual Meeting dates:

  • Public Comment Webinar Day 1: Wednesday, Oct. 13, from noon to 5

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The folks who write POLITICO’S Agriculture Tip Sheet were celebrating an anniversary Tuesday. Not their own, but the one-year anniversary of USDA’s proposed organic aquaculture standards being hung up in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at the White House.

A fish farm at Dospat Dam in Bulgaria’s Rodope Mountains.
What POLITICO calls “the first ever standards for cultivation and production of organic fish and other seafood” have been held up a lot in recent years. An aquaculture working group empaneled by the National Organic Program (NOP) pitched the standards hard in its 2005 report.
Continue Reading One year later, White House still sitting on organic aquaculture standards