In response to the global fish crisis, the market for farmed fish and sea food is expanding rapidly. Organic aquaculture is no different. To foster the development of organic aquaculture production, EU rules for organic aquaculture and seaweed were introduced with Regulation (EC) No 710/2009 and are in force as of 1 July 2010.
IFOAM EU Group experts were invited members of the Commission working group that provided technical input for the draft legislation.
To help obtain legislation that protects organic aquaculture producers' needs, IFOAM EU takes an active role in discussions on organic aquaculture implementing rules and derogations at European level.