OIA - Organización Internacional Agropecuaria | Servicio Internacional de Certificación
OIA - Organización Internacional Agropecuaria | Servicio Internacional de Certificación OIA - Organización Internacional Agropecuaria | Servicio Internacional de Certificación

FAQs

What are the organic aquaculture products?

They are products obtained by sustainable production systems. This is accomplished by means of:
  • rational use of natural resources
  • no use of synthetic chemical products
  • increasing and/or maintaining biodiversity
  • registers which document the applied management
An organic product must have identity and integrity and hold a certification.

Why to produce and consume organic aquaculture products?

For the producer:
  • It maintains the system sustainability without polluting it.
  • Access to markets with a differentiated product.

For the consumer:
  • Food products with organic quality guarantee.
  • Indirect care of environment.
  • Identified and guaranteed products.

Who certifies organic aquaculture?

OIA as a certifying entity provides this certification as a result of its international accreditations. OIA verifies and controls the compliance of organic aquaculture standards. Finally, the certification seal is provided to those aquaculture products which comply with the standards requirements and the corresponding certificate is issued.

What are OIA’s accreditations to certify organic products?

OIA holds many national and international accreditations and authorizations. For more details, please see Accreditations.

Can I export to the European Union products certified by OIA?

Yes, OIA has been recognized by EU Regulation No. 508 to issue certificates destined to the European Union without needing re-certifications.

Where can I get a list of permitted and prohibited inputs?

The Organic Aquaculture Standard has a list of permitted and prohibited inputs.

How can I market an organic aquaculture product?

It can be marketed always with a certificate support, which shows the compliance of the organic aquaculture standards in all the production process, from the raw material production to the final product. The certifying company can never participate of the marketing process.

What other advantages has an organic aquaculture producer?

Besides commercial and environmental advantages, an organic aquaculture producer can get a market position by integrating a commercial chain differentiated from the conventional products one.

Can GMO or transgenic products be used in organic aquaculture?

No, GMOs are prohibited in organic aquaculture.

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered in a way different from mating and natural recombination.