In the Present world, the major problem faced by fishery industries is natural depletion of fishery resources due to unsustainable fishing practices, large scale aquatic pollution, commercial exploitation of aquatic environment and destruction of primary breeding environment such as mangrove forests & coral reefs. To overcome this, intensive aquaculture productions were carried out all over the world which in turn resulted in accumulation of high levels of antibiotics, PCBs, residues of pesticides and heavy metals causing a great damage to environment. Organic Aquaculture is the only solution to increase fish production in sustainable and environment friendly manner.
EC Regulation for Organic Aquaculture
For the first time the new EU Regulation (EC) No 834/ 2007 includes aquaculture products. Commission Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 - implementing rules was amended with detailed production rule for aquaculture amended regulation EC No.710/2009 on August 2009 and will be effect from July 2010. From Jan 2009 onwards all consignments to EU should be accompanied by a Certificate of inspection for the purpose of clearance from from the EU ports as organic.
INDOCERT Offers Following Organic Aquaculture Certification Services
- Inspection and certification of organic aquaculture production and processing as per rules equivalent to Reg. (EC) No. 834/2007.
- Inspection services for organic aquaculture production and processing according to the private standards like Naturland and Biosuisse.
- Pre evaluation of organic aquaculture projects/farms/hatchery/processing plants as per rules equivalent to Reg. (EC) 834/2007.