Asia’s first shrimp farm certified as sustainable
Vietnamese shrimp farm Quoc Viet is Asia’s first shrimp farm to be certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). The leading programme for responsibly farmed seafood, ASC sets standards for sustainability especially in protecting wetland and mangrove habitats, and reducing pollution. Vietnam is the world’s third largest shrimp exporter, and Quoc Viet one of Vietnam’s biggest shrimp farming operations, which aims to produce 25,000 tonnes of shrimp in 2015. Certification will enable Quoc Viet to expand to new markets, especially European customers that demand responsibly produced seafood. WWF helps producers and small-scale farmers to meet ASC standards through aquaculture improvement projects and puts them in contact with companies that value certification.
Original article posted on: 15.01.15 Updated on: 23.03.15