Did you know that the vast majority of the pangasius that you find in European supermarkets is farmed at ASC certified fish farms? The ASC trademark demonstrates that the pangasius comes from farms that respect the environment and adhere to guidelines pertaining to food additives and social conditions.
ASC is an abbreviation that stands for Aquaculture Stewardship Council. ASC is an independent, international non-profit organisation that has developed a certification programme for responsible aquaculture. By choosing ASC-certified fish, consumers can be assured that they are buying responsibly farmed pangasius.
ASC works with international producers, companies in the fish chain and supermarkets to meet the growing consumer demand for responsible fish. The ASC quality mark makes it easy for anyone to make a conscious and responsible choice.
The mission of ASC is to transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility using efficient market mechanisms that create value across the chain. Therefore, farmers are well paid and their health and social circumstances are taken care of.
For many people in the world, fish is part of the daily diet. Eating fish is generally healthier and more affordable (and often also better for the environment!) than eating meat. As the world population grows, the need for protein-rich foods increases as well. For people and the environment, it is of great importance that aquaculture can grow in a responsible manner. Responsible in terms of the environment, but also in terms of social aspects. The panga industry clearly takes it’s responsibility by adopting these guidelines to make sure we can all enjoy panga now and in the future. A healthy and affordable source of protein produced in a responsible way. A good option for people and planet.