Sustainable seafood in Vietnam

Responsible pangasius on the menu

WWF and key Vietnamese aquaculture and fisheries industry bodies, with the support of the Vietnamese government, have been working together over the past year to encourage producers of pangasius (Vietnamese catfish) to move towards certification.
Vietnam is the source of more than 90 percent of the world supply of pangasius, also known as tra and basa catfish, exports, which have expanded 50-fold over the last decade. 

In 2010 an agreement was reached between WWF International, WWF Vietnam, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, the Vietnam Fisheries Society, supported by the Fisheries Directorate of the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to work together to achieve certified production of pangasius in Vietnam.

As part of this agreement, and in recognition of the Vietnamese industry and government’s commitment to seeking certification of Vietnam’s pangasius production, WWF acknowledges pangasius producers that are “Moving Towards Certification”.

“WWF is pleased to have a strong shared commitment with the government of Vietnam and the pangasius industry to achieve certified production.” said Dr. Mark Powell.

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