WHY ORGANIC AQUACULTURE?
Organic aquaculture is a developing sector involving farmers worldwide producing a wide range of aquatic species – including fish, seaweeds and bivalves – in line with organic principles. Globally, demand for farmed fish is increasing and as the industry expands the organic sector can show that there is a better way to farm, for animal welfare, water quality and human health. The ultimate purpose of organic standards is to make change in the world – to produce our food and other products in ways that are kinder to our planet and better for us.
We aim to:
- develop valuable and sustainable aquatic systems
- maintain and enhance water quality and water resources
- promote good animal welfare and respect the needs of all aquatic life
- foster biodiversity and protect sensitive habitats
- maximise use of renewable resources and recycling
- minimize pollution and waste
Organic Aquaculture Basics
A downloadable pdf of this infographic is available here.
What is the IFOAM Aquaculture Forum?
The IFOAM Aquaculture Forum is a group of organic aquaculture producers, certification bodies, researchers and other stakeholders with many years of collective experience in organic aquaculture production and certification.
The IFOAM Aquaculture Forum aims to:
- to pursue the objectives of IFOAM – Organics International within the area of aquaculture
- to support activities that develop the organic aquaculture sector and to facilitate information between members
- to represent its members within IFOAM – Organics International and to external stakeholders
- to discuss standards and certification and to develop positions on issues where necessary
- to provide advice on aquaculture to committees and the World Board of IFOAM – Organics International
- to further develop the concept of organic aquaculture.
Aquaculture Forum Governance documents
The Rules of Procedure of the IFOAM Aquaculture Forum and related documents you find for download here:
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED? contact:
e-mail: info [at] aquaculture.ifoam.bio