Three years ago Sea Port conducted a sustainability assessment for Striped Pangasius in order to reveal the existing and potential environmental impacts and risks that were associated with its farming practices. This allowed us to establish its starting position along our progressive Go Blue! Seafood Sustainability Spectrum. This assessment was only a single snapshot in time; therefore, we are continually evaluating all the sustainability determinants and moving the needle along the spectrum to reflect both the positive and negative developments. Sea Port is excited to announce that the Striped Pangasius needle is advancing toward improved sustainability.
Rationale for this decision:
- An increased number of farms have achieved certification under ASC, BAP, GlobalG.A.P. and other sustainable practices programs in Vietnam and in other Asian countries.
- The Seafood Watch list recommends Striped Pangasius as a Good Alternative.
- The Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Global Aquaculture Alliance, and GlobalG.A.P. are actively cooperating to streamline and standardize the sustainability criteria in order to make it more feasible for small family farms to attain certifications.
Please celebrate this good news by eating Striped Pangasius for your next seafood meal