Standardization in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, including, but not limited to, terminology, technical specifications for equipment and for their operation, characterization of aquaculture sites and maintenance of appropriate physical, chemical and biological conditions, environmental monitoring, data reporting, traceability and waste disposal.


  • methods of analysis of food products and traceability (covered by ISO/TC 34);
  • personal protective clothing (covered by ISO/TC 94);
  • environmental monitoring (covered by ISO/TC 207).

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published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 234


ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 234


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 234/WG 9 Carbon footprint for seafood - Product category rules (CFP-PCR) Working group
ISO/TC 234/WG 10 Waste management on fishing vessels Working group


Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee

Reference Title
ISO/TC 34/SC 17/WG 4 Joint ISO/TC 34/SC 17 - ISO/TC 234 WG: Aquaculture

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 234

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 234:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 34 Food products ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 17 Management systems for food safety ISO
ISO/PC 315 Indirect, temperature-controlled refrigerated delivery services – land transport of parcels with intermediate transfer ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 234

ISO/TC 234 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 34 Food products ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 17 Management systems for food safety ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)

Acronym Title Category
CAC Codex Alimentarius Commission A
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations A
FEAP The Federation of European Aquaculture Producers A
IUCN The World Conservation Union A
NACA Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific A
OIE World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) A
SSAFE Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere A

Organizations in liaison (Category C)

C liaisons participate at the level of a Working Group

Acronym Title Category
MSC Marine Stewardship Council C
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
26 November 2020 Virtual ISO/TC 234  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

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