Western nations consume considerable quantities of pangasius, yet its aquaculture in tropical regions of the hemisphere has not followed. Several countries have approved pangasius aquaculture, and to date no negative environmental impacts have been observed.
Michael V. McGee
With pangasius imports growing in Central and South American production areas, one response is to introduce the fish as a new aquaculture species.
With a range of positive attributes, pangasius has become one of the largest aquaculture commodity products in the world. The fast-growing fish resist low dissolved oxygen at high stocking densities and require little fishmeal in diets.