Thailand spearheads ASEAN Shrimp Alliance

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
4 July 2006, at 1:00am

THAILAND - Thailand's Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is joining with neighbouring countries in the region to form an ASEAN Shrimp Alliance to promote the sustainable trade of their seafood product. Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan said that representatives of shrimp producers and traders from Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines and Thailand met to form the ASEAN Shrimp Alliance to be a forum for cooperation to harmonise ASEAN-wide quality standards and a certification system. Its purpose is to win recognition among consumers and buyers and to strengthen the price of ASEAN products on the world market. Both ASEAN-region governmental and commercial sectors will take part in the ASEAN Shrimp Alliance activities, according to Khunying Sudarat. Source: MCOT