Pangasius production and exports in Vietnam have considerably developed, accounting for 22-27% of total seafood exports from Vietnam. This quick development, however, raised a concern on negative impacts on the environment and the society and requested producers, exporters, managers and law makers to consider the sustainability of the industry. Pangasius industry in Vietnam therefore, has been innovating and improving to adapt strict requirements from the market on food safety, tracibility and responsibility to environment and the society.
There are 2 outstanding projects for pangasius from Vietnam.
1. SUPA project (Establishing a sustainable pangasius supply chain in Vietnam)
With the vision that by 2020, the pangasius producing, processing and exporting sector in Vietnam is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable, SUPA project (Establishing a sustainable pangasius supply chain in Vietnam), funded by the EU (under the Switch-Asia Program) and cooperated by Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre (VNCPC), Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), WWF-Vietnam and WWF-Austria along with many organizations, universities, companies which raise, process and export pangasius, was launched in April 2013 and is expected to end in March 2017.
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2. Pangasius - Your everyday fish - a website to promote pangasius
Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) cooperating with VASEP conducted project to promote pangasius to end-users through the program “Pangasius - Your Everyday Fish” from 2012 and promotions in global seafood shows.
Pangasius, with a diverse in cooking methods, richness of nutrition and reasonability of price comparing to other whitemeat fish, have been popular for European markets and listed in top 10 most consumed seafood in the US.
Visit www.youreverydayfish.com to learn more about values that come with pangasius.