August 7, 2009
Vietnam's fish farmers, business and local and international experts met Wednesday (Aug 5) in Ho Chi Minh City to review preparations to establish international standards for pangasius farming and trade.
A draft standard set has been up for public review and criticism for the past two years, and the final standards are expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Much input have been received, which will help make the final standards the most credible and effective standards on the market for pangasius farming, said Flavio Corsin, senior aquaculture advisor of World Widelife Fund - Vietnam, who coordinates the two-day dialogue.
Corsin said the need for the standard is critical, as the global demand for pangasius is rising rapidly.
Vietnam is the world's largest pangasius producer and exporter.