USDA-Certified Organic Salmon Faces Hurdles, Experts Say

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 recommended that fish raised in open net cages and those using wild-caught fish in their diets should be permanently excluded from forthcoming USDA organic aquaculture standards.

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 recommended that fish raised in open net cages and those using wild-caught fish in their diets should be permanently excluded from forthcoming USDA organic aquaculture standards. If adopted, these qualifications would preclude the vast majority of farmed salmon operations from ever producing

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