Wednesday, March 26, 2014

You Can Make a Difference by Submitting a Comment. Keep Wild Salmon Wild!

Hi -                                                                                   
We got an important note from our friend Anne Mosness,

Here is the heart of her request:

"The USDA National OrganicStandards Board (NOSB) is   meeting April 29 - May 2, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, and is considering various petitions that are part of a concerted effort to certify US farmed salmon and other seafoods as organic."

"At this meeting, they are considering exemptions for usage of chlorine, vaccines, and synthetic feed additives requested by aquaculture operations hoping to secure organic accreditation in the future. They need to be educated before the process picks up any more momentum on a very slippery slope.
Comments have to be submitted by April 8, 2014 and can be sent via #submitComment;D=AMS_FRDOC_0001-1155. 
For additional information, email Michelle Arsenault (, NOSB Advisory Board Specialist or call 202-720-0081.

Anne Mosness will attend the Spring 2014 NOSB meeting, representing the Bristol Bay

Regional Seafood Marketing Association (email:

More info:   “Can farmed salmon be organic”, PCC Sound Consumer:

Anne made her living working on and running her own commercial fishing vessel in Alaska, and now works tirelessly to protect our precious wild salmon runs.

Your help can make the difference, these comments are really read, and more comments make all the difference.

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