Public Consultation on Draft Aquaculture Standards Now Open10 February 2014
BRAZIL - Until 18 March, any citizen may make suggestions and propose changes in four projects aimed at aquaculture standards.
Organized by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT), these documents were drafted by experts in the field and aim to create a seal of quality for producers of tilapia, tambaqui and bivalve molluscs.
"Adherence to standards will be voluntary, but will certify that the producer meets the standards established by ABNT and can be used as a differential quality of their product," explained researcher Patricia Maciel, Embrapa Fisheries and Aquaculture (Palmas, TO), who participated in drafting the document that guides the fattening of tambaqui.
"It is very important that the fish farmers, producers of molluscs, experts in the area and interested in the subject access proposals and give opinions for those documents to be enhanced," said Patricia.
To participate in the public consultation, access: http://www.abntonline.com.br/consultanacional/projetos.aspx?ID=788&Projeto=ABNT/CEE-192%20Aquicultura
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