Aquaculture products including fish, crustacea, mollusks, wild sea vegetables, algae and related aquatic life-forms as well as water chestnuts, water cress, can be certified on a primary production land or as wild harvest.
Aquaculture operation certification rules, land or open marine, audit system also looks at contamination and assessment of risk of contamination. This includes monitoring of water and ensuring that construction materials will not contaminate the water. Parallel production of the same species is not permitted.
Protection of wellbeing also includes consideration of habitat, disease and pest control and exposure unnecessary stress.
Section 6 of ACOS (Processing/ Preparation) also applies to Aquaculture. All products must be stored and processed in certified facilities.
To obtain further information on Aquaculture please check chapter 7.7 in ACOS