Astonishing everyone who has looked into the environmental damage of in-ocean, open-net fish farms and found them wanting, the USDA is set to certify that they are organic. It is hard to believe, particularly as there are more than 75 on-land fish farms systems on my list that totals some 10,000 on-land actual farms around the world: https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1880129387856188740#allposts/postNum=123.
The Centre for Food Safety is so alarmed it has written a report on the issue: Water and Oil: Ocean-Based Fish Farming and Organic Don’t Mix
In short, the report notes five key areas that in-ocean open-net fish farms not organic:
* Fish farms at sea pollute the marine environment.
* Fish farms at sea pose risks to wild species and aquatic ecosystems.
* Fish farms at sea cannot prevent escapes.
* Fish farms at sea cannot contain or control inputs and outputs.
* Farming migratory fish can never be organic.