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The CFC organic aquaculture project – promoting an Asian organic seafood generation

A three-year CFC-funded project, which ended recently, successfully produced and marketed certified organic aquaculture products from three Southeast Asian countries, sparking off interest in organic aquafarming in the region and an Asian generation of organic seafood.

A three-year project to promote production and marketing of organic aquaculture products in the Asia-Pacific region, funded by the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) and implemented by INFOFISH, ended recently. Supervised by the FAO Subcommittee on Fish Trade, the US$1.4 million project began in 2007 with separate launches in the three focus countries of the project (Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand). 

The national coordinator of the project in each country was its respective Department of Fisheries (DoF).
The objectives of the project were to: contribute to the sustainable development of the aquaculture sector by ensuring safety of

aquaculture products from the Asia-Pacific; increase knowledge on certification and A three-year CFC-funded project, which ended recently, successfully produced and marketed certified organic
aquaculture products from three Southeast Asian countries, sparking off interest in organic aquafarming in the region and an Asian generation of organic seafood.

By Tarlochan Singh

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