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Rolling Out Global Pangasius Farm Standards

by the Fish Site Editor
26 November 2008, at 12:00am

VIET NAM - Pangasius, largely branded as the new 'darling of the sea', is set to have its first globally received set of performance-based, responsible farming standards.

The event will be held 3-4 December at Can Tho University in Vietnam, reports FishUpdate. They say that when the standards are adopted they will help minimize the main environmental and social issues associated with pangasius farming.

"The drafts standards are the product of the Dialogue's technical working groups that have been meeting since this spring. They are using their expertise, as well as input from stakeholders who have and have not attended previous Dialogue meetings, to develop the standards," says FishUpdate. The first draft of the standards will be finalized, based on feedback at the December meeting, and then posted on the Dialogue website for public comment.

"The pangasius Dialogue is a unique platform that gives everybody willing to contribute to the development of standards an opportunity to do so," World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Senior Aquaculture Advisor Dr. Flavio Corsin, who coordinates the Dialogue, told the news agency. "I encourage stakeholders to express their views at the upcoming meeting or during the public comment period so that we end up with standards that can help transform the aquaculture industry."

the Fish Site Editor