Universal standard for sustainable fishmeal / oil in sight due to actions of ASC, GAA/BAP, GlobalGap
SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [Seafoodnews.com]
-- November 15, 2013 -- The Aquaculture Steward Council, Global Aquaculture Alliance and Global G.A.P. have agreed on a minimum set of standards that defines sustainably sourced fish meal and fish oil (FMFO) made up of elements common to the existing standards across the three certifying bodies. This is an important accomplishment that sets a minimum threshold for sustainable fish feed that should quickly get global acceptance.
The groups agreed on some common sense sustainability criteria for fishmeal and fish oil used in feed.
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