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Global G.A.P. requires sustainable sourcing of fishmeal and fish oil

The criteria for the sustainable sourcing of fishmeal and fish oil for compound feed manufacturing to feed aquaculture species and monogastric livestock species are integrated now in the Global G.A.P. compound feed standard.

After an intensive multi-stakeholder consultation process, the revision of the Global G.A.P. Compound Feed Manufacturing Standard has been finalized.
 
Proposals for amendments of the version 2.0, which was published in 2010, were forwarded by various groups, including retailers, certification bodies, NGOs, and representatives from the milling industry.
 
These proposals were discussed and validated by the Global G.A.P. technical committees for Livestock and Aquaculture*, and the public consultation finalized the process.
 
A new section entitled “Responsible use of natural resources” was integrated. It contains 5 control points with adherent compliance criteria.
 
A holistic search for best practise solutions was requested for the protection of the marine ecosystem.  
 
Based on the intensive work performed by the National Technical Working Group of Norway, highly sophisticated and challenging solutions for this issue have been approved.
 
The criteria for the sustainable sourcing of fishmeal and fish oil for compound feed manufacturing to feed aquaculture species and monogastric livestock species are integrated now. 
 
The new Version 2.1 was published in December 2011. It is valid starting January 2012 and will become obligatory by June 2012.
 
The Version 2.1 documents are available on the Global G.A.P. website.
 
*Members of  Global G.A.P. Livestock and Aquaculture Technical Committees include:
Aquaculture: ASDA, INAC, Ahold, Merryn, McDonald's, Danish Agriculture & Food Council, CBL, MIGROS, Bord Bia , PVE
 
Livestock: Scottish Sea Farms, Skretting/Nutreco, Seachill, Anova Food BV, Ahold, El Corte Ingles, Tesco, Metro Group, Marine Harvest Pieter, Young's Seafood, Heiploeg BV, Marine Harvest, A. Espersen, ASDA, Cumbrian Seafoods, Rewe

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