Oceanic, organic: USDA says standards for organic farmed seafood coming this year

April 16, 2015 9:27 PM

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Oceanic, organic: USDA says standards for organic farmed seafood coming this year

After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don’t expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.

The Agriculture Department says it will propose standards for the farmed organic fish this year. That means the seafood could be available in as few as two years — but only if USDA moves quickly to complete the rules and seafood companies decide to embrace them.

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