Organic Salmon Facing Hurdles

WASHINGTON The National Organic Standards Board, the panel of experts officially appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to assist the USDA in developing organic standards, has temporarily excluded from the USDA's forthcoming organic aquaculture standards any fish raised in open net cages, as well as fish that eat other, wild-caught fish in their diets. If adopted, these qualifications would

WASHINGTON — The National Organic Standards Board, the panel of experts officially appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to assist the USDA in developing organic standards, has temporarily excluded from the USDA's forthcoming organic aquaculture standards any fish raised in open net cages, as well as fish that eat other, wild-caught fish in their diets.

If adopted, these qualifications would preclude the vast majority of farmed salmon operations from ever converting to USDA o

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