A Year Later, White House Still Sitting On Organic Aquaculture Standards

"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.

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.

The working group said that without national organic standards for organic aquaculture products, there is no regulation of organic-labeled aquaculture products."

Food Safety News had the story August 17, 2016.


"Organic Aquaculture Rule Nears A Year At OMB" (Morning Agriculture/Politico)

Source: Food Safety News, 08/18/2016