Wild fish is not organic

Organic salmon and organic trout and organic cod – Wild fish is not organic. – Wild and organic are not the same. Farmed fish is wild, but can indeed be organic.

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Wild fish is not organic

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In the United Kingdom are several organic salmon farms also certified by the RSPCA, the British animal protection? This fish is delivered under the so-called Freedom Food label. Loch Duart salmon was the first breeder who received the label in 2006. For getting the label, the grower must meet requirements regarding, among other fish numbers, the quality of water, personnel training in the field of visgezondgeheid and regular monitoring of the fish welfare and disease. In Germany, especially organic trout and carp cultured in ponds. The animals are thereby also have access to natural food next to concentrate. Furthermore, it is ensured that there is enough green around the ponds.

The time seems ripe for organically farmed fish in the Netherlands. There is a lot of interest, but the conditions have not yet been established, and switches must have patience.

The sector consists of some 60 growers who produced approximately 10,000 tonnes of catfish and eel in 2006. That bulk production is now under intense pressure from imports of cheap fish, such as pangasius from Vietnam. Fortunately, there is already some years been diversifying the Dutch fish farming and in addition to the catfish and eel has also many other types grown as sole, turbot, perch and shrimp.

Trends – Fish farming takes place in closed systems in a barn. A new trend is fish farming in greenhouses, whether or not in combination with plants. This combination gives perspective for organic farming. After all, plants can grow in the manure of the fish and thus help to keep the water clean. Also, plants may take advantage of the CO2 that is produced by the fish, while the plants produce oxygen for the fish. In the US a dozen years this type on a commercial scale fish, vegetables, and herbs to produce.

Who certifies – The Naturland established in Germany is the world leader in the certification of organic fish. In Germany itself mainly involves trout and carp, abroad it comes to catfish, shrimp, sea bass and salmon in particular. Although Dutch fish farmers are ready for conversion,
is the cultivation of organic fish here is not possible. Indeed, there is no authority in the Netherlands that will or may certify organic fish. Skal is the regulator for “organic”, but does so by European regulation which no rules for fish farming are included in the Netherlands. As long as this is so, Skal will play no active role in the certification of fish

Organic salmon and trout
More and more farms bring organic fish market. It is about salmon and trout. The fish is called organic, but will not EKO because foreign products.

The foreign marks are the German Naturland mark and the British Soil Association label. Sometimes the foreign term for organic on the package, such as the British organic. The organic farming method is the only one who prescribes minimum standards regarding animal welfare.

Dolphin friendly tuna is not an official quality mark, but a private label of fishing. It says something about the way yellowfin tuna caught. On nearly all cans of tuna is a stamp, in several variations, with the text dolphin caught.

The criteria for farmed fish with Eco are in development. For Dutch catfish, eel and tilapia Ecolabel criteria have been established. There are demands for water consumption and associated energy consumption. For the feed, veterinary medicines and water quality requirements are drafted. The affiliated growers have taken the initiative here by the Dutch Association of Fish Farmers (NeVeVi). There is already a tilapia grower who cultivates according to Ecolabel criteria in the Netherlands, but this fish is not for sale as such.

The MSC certification is an international standard for well-managed and sustainable fisheries. Fish using the MSC ecolabel will not affect the nature and fish stocks. The fish can identify by the MSC logo on the packaging. In the Netherlands, Alaskan salmon and Alaska pollock (used in fish sticks) available with the MSC ecolabel. The label does not include

The first sustainably caught fish in the Netherlands harder. This is like smoked fish available with the Waddengoud mark. Harder is small and on a certified sustainably caught in the Wadden Sea. That is, the harder file is not compromised and that birds and seals are not disturbed.

Dolphin friendly tuna is not an official quality mark, but a private label of fishing. It says something about the way yellowfin tuna caught. On nearly all cans of tuna is a stamp, in several variations, with the text dolphin caught.

Dolphin and Yellowfin tuna swim together. Many dolphins die when fishing for yellowfin tuna with driftnets and ring – they get entangled in the nets. Companies that perform the Segel JE used to have no drift and no tuna fishing on dolphins. However, the scheme is voluntary, and there is no watertight control. In Europe, most canned tuna seared tuna but not skipjack tuna. At the capture of skipjack tuna-dolphin issue and does not play such a seal unnecessary.

A growing number of farms brings organic fish market. It is about salmon and trout. In the organic farms, no use is made of hormones and antibiotics and the fish have more space. The fish carries the term ‘organic’ but not EKO because foreign products. The foreign marks are the German ‘Naturland’ and the English ‘Soil-association. There may be foreign terms for “organic” are used, such as the English word ‘organic’. Organic fish can be purchased at health food stores. Jual bibit ikan

At health food stores also buy fish caught without driftnets. This usually involves projects where small-scale local fishermen are supported. It may be cans of sardines, herring, tuna, salmon and mackerel, but also frozen cod. There is no officially recognized label for these fish.

Certified organic fish is getting difficult in the Netherlands, England’s organic salmon are for sale at the supermarket.

After vegetables and meat now goes to the fish biology
We knew all organic meat, fruit and vegetables. The latest addition to bio-strain fish. Within one week, two separate plans were launched for new labels for ‘natural’ fish and shellfish from the Wadden Sea and the North Sea. This put a label for “sustainable” fish, shrimp, mussels and clams from the mud flats while meantime the shrimp trade and Waddenvereniging working on a similar initiative.

Monday is presented in Den Oever so-called Waddengoud mark. This bio-certification is an initiative of the organic food wholesale Odin, wholesale fish Eurofish and the Wadden Group, a foundation for the promotion and development of local products from the Wadden Sea. This year is the first fish among the Waddengoud-sustainability certification in health food stores who obtain their stuff at Odin. Provisional focus the project mainly focuses on the DikLip-harder. These common species in the Wadden Sea is still relatively unknown. If it catches on in-store promoters, want to expand the pilot to other species and hand-caught clams and mussels.

Since Monday, September 19, there is also a label for ‘organic’ fish and shellfish from the Wadden Sea and the North Sea.
The so-called Waddengoud mark is September 19 in Den Oever presented. This bio-certification is an initiative of the organic food wholesale Odin, wholesale fish Eurofish and the Wadden Group, a foundation for the promotion and development of local products from the Wadden Sea.

This year is the first fish among the Waddengoud-sustainability certification in health food stores who obtain their stuff at Odin. Provisional focus the project mainly focuses on the DikLip-harder. These common species in the Wadden Sea is still relatively unknown. If it catches on in-store promoters, want to expand the pilot to other species and hand-caught clams and mussels.
So far there is one fisherman on Terschelling found catching mullet according to the guidelines. That is, long and fast moving ‘hunt’ the fish is taboo. Also, nets are used with large mesh so that small fish can escape.
Previously also made the Wadden Sea Society and shrimp traders as Heiploeg in Zoutkamp is known to have a comparable license in the works are ‘sustainable’ caught shrimp from North and Wadden Sea.
With this initiative, fishermen and trade also hope to prevent them from ending up in the same situation as mechanical cockle fishing on the flats. Which is banned because it would cause too much damage to the flora and food supplies for the birds.

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