Codes of Conduct/practice in Aquaculture Vibeke Kristensen

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  • Codes of Conduct/practice in Aquaculture Vibeke Kristensen
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  • Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries Overexploitation of Fisheries resources Code prepared by the FAO of the UN
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  • Article 9: Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries Responsible development of Aquaculture in areas under National jurisdiction within trans-boundary aquatic ecosystems Use aquatic genetic resources for aquaculture Responsible aquaculture at the production level
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  • Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries Responsibility through Control and regulated actions Inter-State co-operation Active participation of the production sector within responsible management practices Promote the provision of an enabling environment for fisheries and aquaculture
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  • Food Safety A range of issues had affected consumer confidence B.S.E. (Mad Cow disease) Dioxin/PCB contamination in feedstuffs Procedures used in farming livestock Position of GMOs in farming and food supply
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  • White Paper on Food Safety prepared by EC Commission European Food Authority Centre for scientific excellence Assurance of a high level of human health and consumer protection Food Safety
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  • What did the FEAP wish for allow the establishment of desirable, acceptable and predictable actions or behaviour be the first step towards formal, legal instruments demonstrate the voluntary will of a sector to self-regulate
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  • A Code of Conduct is a voluntary and non-binding peer document of declared conduct for those concerned whose prime goal is the promotion of correct sectoral development that is largely self-regulated
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  • Codes of Conduct and Practice should assure the consumer and third parties that the activity is not harmful to the environment the sector respects operating standards of the highest possible level
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  • A Code of Conduct for European Aquaculture Aquaculture should give the best, most healthy and nutritious product possible with the lowest impact on the environment possible using procedures that are economically viable
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  • A Code of Conduct for European Aquaculture must demonstrate clearly the considerations of the production sector towards. the fish it rears the environment the consumer
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  • A Code of Conduct for European Aquaculture has as its goal to establish a common base, through effective self-regulation, for sectoral responsibility in society
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  • A Code of Conduct for European Aquaculture has as its goals the responsible development and the responsible management of a viable European aquaculture sector, and to assure a high standard of quality food production for the consumer
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  • A Code of Conduct for European Aquaculture addresses the production sector (not the State c.f. FAO Code) concerns responsibilities for the interactions with the environment the welfare of the livestock the product supplied to the consumer the people who work in the sector
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  • A Code of Conduct for European Aquaculture Producers should have a clear opinion of what good conduct is Producers should be able to communicate this opinion to those who are concerned or interested by the aquaculture sector
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  • Implementation of the Code Code should provide a basis for understanding of the sectors responsibilities Successful if Aquaculture producers are committed to application Further pro-active developments are made as accompanying measures The Code can be a cornerstone for further actions and developments
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  • More information. www.feap.org [email protected] www.aquamedia.org
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