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Meeting of the (US) National Organic Standards Board - Finding Livestock Committee Recommendations on Aquaculture

Recommendations on the use of fish feed and open net pens in regards to the development of organic aquaculture standards for finfish, and recommendations in regards to the development of organic aquaculture standards for bivalves to be presented. Comments deadline: November 3, 2008

October 15, 2008

Meeting of the (US) National Organic Standards Board - Finding Livestock Committee Recommendations on Aquaculture

The Livestock Committee of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will present recommendations on the use of fish feed and open net pens in regards to the development of organic aquaculture standards for finfish, and will present recommendations in regards to the development of organic aquaculture standards for bivalves at the next meeting.
 
The meeting dates are Monday, November 17, 2008, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday,
November 19, 2008, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Requests from individuals and organizations wishing to make oral presentations at the meeting are due
by the close of business on November 3, 2008.
 
The meeting will take place at the Savoy Suites Hotel, 2505 Wisconsin Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20007.

Requests for copies of the NOSB meeting agenda may be sent to Ms. Valerie Frances, Executive Director, NOSB, USDA-AMS-TMP-NOP, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 4008-So., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250-0268. The NOSB meeting agenda and proposed recommendations may also be viewed at http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop.

Comments on proposed NOSB recommendations may be submitted by November 3, 2008 in writing to Ms. Frances at either the postal address above or via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov only. The comments should identify Docket No. AMS-AMS-08-0083. All comments to this notice whether they are submitted by mail or the Internet will be available for viewing on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site.

Requests to make an oral presentation at the meeting may also be sent by November 3, 2008 to Ms. Valerie Frances at the postal address above, by e-mail at valerie.frances@usda.gov, via facsimile at (202) 205-7808, or phone at (202) 720-3252.
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Valerie Frances, Executive Director, NOSB, National Organic Program (NOP), (202) 720-3252, or visit the NOP
Web site at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop.

LINKS
 
Agenda for the next NOSB meeting

Livestock Committee recommendations on aquaculture

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