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Policy Comments

October 1st, 2013
CFS comments to the National Organic Standards Board regarding sunset policy; streptomycin; synthetic methionine in organic poultry feed; aquaculture synthetic materials; conflict of interest; and confidential business information (Docket No. AMS-NOP-13-0049)
March 19th, 2013
CFS comments to the National Organic Standards Board regarding antibiotics in apple and pear growing, sugar beet fiber, excluded methods and genetic engineering, among other issues
April 11th, 2011
Comments on NOAA's Draft Aquaculture Policy on behalf of organizations and individuals, including the Center for Food Safety, criticizing NOAA's draft policy for not considering the broader integration of natural marine ecosystems and their services and food systems that support our coastal communities.
September 8th, 2008
CFS Joins 49 Consumer, Conservation, American Indian and Fishing Organizations to Urge the Minerals Management Service to Drop Its Plans to Permit and Regulate Aquaculture in Federal Waters
November 27th, 2007
CFS and allies submit comments on draft Senate bill addressing offshore aquaculture
October 19th, 2007
Letter from CFS and allied organizations to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on proposed rules for offshore fish farming
May 21st, 2007
Comments from CFS and allies opposing the Minerals Management Service's proposed plan to allow offshore fish farming and 'rigs to reef' conversion of unused oil rigs
April 24th, 2007
CFS and allies send letter to Congress opposing the National Offshore Aquaculture Act of 2007
February 21st, 2007
CFS comments to USDA on mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) of fish and shellfish
January 17th, 2007
CFS joins other environmental groups in expressing serious concern over NOAA's approach to offshore aquaculture issues and demanding that any offshore aquaculture bill proposed in the 2007 include numerous stringent environmental safeguards, including an express prohibition on the farming of genetically engineered fish
November 30th, 2006
CFS comments on the Interim Final 10-year Plan for the NOAA Aquaculture Program urging provisions protecting the environment and human health
November 14th, 2006
CFS and allies urge the Senate Subcommittee on Agricultural Appropriations to increase inspections for foreign seafood
November 14th, 2006
CFS urges Senate to reject provisions for Rigs to Fish Farms which could authorize the conversion of unused oil and gas platforms into fish farms
September 25th, 2006
CFS comments on aquaculture permits calling for EPA to regulate non-native and genetically engineered fish as pollutants under the Clean Water Act.
September 8th, 2006
CFS Comments, Invitation for Public Comment on Aquaculture Standards
April 4th, 2006
Over 50 organizations, including CFS, comment to the Senate in opposition to the National Offshore Aquaculture Act.
July 23rd, 2004
Congressional letter requesting a Legislative Environmental Impact Statement for ocean finfish aquaculture in the Exclusive Economic Zone
June 18th, 2004
Request for a Legislative Environmental Impact Statement for offshore aquaculture legislation
June 1st, 2004
Comments to U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy concerning its preliminary report on aquaculture
December 23rd, 2003
Letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) requesting that a Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (LEIS) accompany proposed aquaculture legislation
January 8th, 2003
CFS urges Environmental Protection Agency to adopt strict guidelines for regulating the aquaculture industry
September 20th, 2002
Comments on the National Marine Fisheries Service Draft Code of Conduct for Responsible Aquaculture in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone
May 7th, 2002
Comments to Environmental Protection Agency on escaped fish