In advance of USDA’s publication of regulations to govern organic aquaculture, CFS’s report, Like Water and Oil: Ocean-Based Fish Farming and Organic Don’t Mix, warns that permitting “organic” aquaculture at sea would put the entire U.S. organic industry in jeopardy by weakening the integrity of the USDA organic label. CFS received fifty-three endorsements of a position statement based upon the major findings of the report representing, fishers, organic farmers, organic consumers, and animal welfare and environmental advocacy organizations.
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