EU-organic product – aquaculture
Organic aquaculture among other things reduces the aquacultures’ contribution to eutrophication and damages in the adjacent environment and assures that the feed used is traceable and organic. Organic aquaculture may mainly take place in ponds with natural beds, and in net bags in sea or lake. Procuring agencies that require organic aquaculture products contribute to aquaculture production in line with the common EU-organic regulations.
- Technical specification
- Fish and shellfish
Products of farmed fish and other aquaculture products must fulfill the criteria in Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliment and of the Council on organic production and labelling of organic products
- Certification and labelling in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products (EU-organic)
On demand by the procuring agency, the supplier shall verify that the requirement is met during the evaluation of the tender.
Subject matter of contract
Fish and shellfish with sustainability criteria
Information about the criterion
According to the Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products, organic aquaculture may mainly take place in ponds with natural beds, and in net bags in sea or lake. Closed recirculated systems on land may not be used for growth breeding of animals in aquaculture. Land based systems are therefore not covered by Requirement ID 10766. See Requirement ID 10459 Fish and shellfish from aquaculture. KRAV certified aquaculture products fulfil the EU organic regulation but must be complemented with an EU-organic label, therefore the KRAV-label is not sufficient verification that the requirement is met, the product must also have the EU-organic label.
Wild fish is not included in the Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic. Krav certified products of wild fish or shellfish should therefore not be called organic.
Regulation (EU) 2018/848 entered into force on 1 January 2022 and replaced Regulation (EC) 834/2007.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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