Criteria for legal compliance, food safety, animal and worker welfare and environmental and ecological care are all part of the AquacultureStandard set by GlobalG.A.P.
Four years of research and consultation are represented in Version 4 along with feedback from 500 stakeholders.
Throughout the process the FAO Technical Guidelines on Aquaculture Certification were used as a reference. The result is a version that provides a more compact and comprehensible standard for users, with new criteria resulting in a stricter level of compliance.
Feed manufactuers have responded to consumer demands as well and certification has been developed and updated to address their needs. GLOBALG.A.P. launched the 'Compound Feed Manufacturing Standard' late last year, with a new section covering the responsible use of raw materials covering fishmeal and fish oil. Through the new updated version, the CFM Standard supports the feed industry in assigning priority to the responsible and sustainable sourcing of this important raw material.
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