Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pangasius off WWF’s red list

Vietnam and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recognising both sides' commitment to ensuring that tra (pangasius) fish is globally recognised as a sustainable aquaculture product. The two groups will help enterprises and tra farmers understand the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) labels which certify that seafood farms meet global standards for responsible aquaculture.

The global standards for pangasius aquaculture were finalised in August 2010. The ASC, a non-profit organisation founded in 2009 by the WWF and the Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative, is expected to start labelling products that qualify from mid-2011. As part of the MoU, WWF will be responsible for developing a global market for Vietnam's ASC-certified tra, which can be sold at higher prices. The organisation will also help Vietnamese pangasius products obtain ASC labelling. Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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