USDA does not currently certify organic aquaculture production. The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) is in the process of developing organic practice standards for aquaculture. Specific labeling guidance will be detailed after these standards are implemented. Certification of aquatic animals will not be available until new standards are complete.
The "National Organic Program-Organic Aquaculture Standards" Action proposes "to establish standards for organic production and certification of farmed aquatic animals and their products in the USDA organic regulations."
National Organic Program - Organic Aquaculture Standards. Proposed Rule. 81. Fed. Reg. 111 (June 9, 2016). Federal Register: The Daily Journal of the United States. Wed. 9 June 2016.
Organic Aquaculture Standards: Navigating Potential USDA Regulations.
The National Agricultural Law Center
Presented by: Alexandra Chase
Webinar [Recorded April 20, 2016]