GAA Backs Production Standards for Farmed Pangasius Industry
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] February 13, 2017
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is the latest organization to defend the farmed pangasius industry in response to a ban on the sale of the fish at some grocery stores in the EU.
Last month Carrefour, the largest retailer in Europe, announced that it will no longer be selling pangasius from Vietnam in Belgium, France, and Italy.
Carrefour's action was not directed at the quality of the fish itself but rather was based on an opinion that such a high concentration of pangasius production in the Mekong delta does not fit into its concept of sustainable development.
But the GAA, which certifies farmed pangasius operators against its Best Aquaculture Practices standard, defended the industry...
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