COSA is the Canadian Organic Seafood Association – a collection of businesses and organizations supporting organic aquaculture and one another through networking and business-to-business knowledge sharing of best practices for producing, harvesting, processing, and marketing, as well as domestic and export sales of organic seafood products.
COSA helps inform decision making around organic aquaculture through organic standard reviews and interpretation.
COSA grew out of the Pacific Organic Seafood Association (POSA) which started in 1996 as a handful of like-minded companies discussing how to define organic seafood. POSA developed a draft organic standard based on a global review of existing organic aquaculture standards. This initial work helped in the development of the Canadian Organic Aquaculture Standard.
To see which companies are members of COSA and to learn more about them, please visit our Members page.