Organic Aquaculture Standard
Organic aquaculture production is based on national standards for organic aquaculture. Canadian standards have been in place for aquaculture producers since 2012.
- Read more about the Canada Organic Aquaculture Standard
Organic aquaculture is currently in a regulatory transition in Canada. Aquaculture products cannot currently be certified as organic under either provincial or federal regulations.
Consumers can, however, ask the seller if the aquaculture products that are labelled as organic have been produced according to the Canada Organic Aquaculture Standard (#. CAN/CGSB-32.312-2012).
- For more information see the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Upcoming Organic Policy changes
Starting in the fall of 2018, all food and beverage products marketed in B.C. as “organic” must be certified through an accredited federal or provincial certification body. This new approach could also apply to organic aquaculture products.
- Read more on B.C.'s organic food and beverages product policy
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is updating and consolidating Canada’s food regulations. As part of the Safe Food for Canadians Act, the Canada Organic Aquaculture Standard is expected to be incorporated into the federal Organic regulations and become part of the Canada Organic Regime in the future.
- Read about the consolidation of food regulations