EU hopes to increase proportion of organic salmon

(06/19/17)

 

By Aquafeed.com Staff, 06/15/2017

Organic salmon can be difficult to find in European shops, and people do not know much about organic fish in general. The EU project OrAqua, led by Nofima, brought together researchers from several European nations to formulate new scientific recommendations for updating current regulations for organic aquaculture in Europe. “Organic production essentially means maintaining full control of production, no use of synthetic drugs or pesticides, and strict regulation of production conditions and water quality.”

It was noted that while it was important to incorporate organic principles in the recommendations, some exceptions are completely unavoidable. “For example, it is important that organic production contains nothing artificial, while in fish farming the use of nutritional supplements – such as amino acids produced by fermentation – is absolutely necessary. The health and welfare of the fish must come first.”

 


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