Media coverage fuels negative perceptions of farmed shrimp among Europeans. A paper – similar to one on pangasius consumption four years ago – finds the sector is doing too little to rectify ill-founded notions.
Vietnam’s pangasius industry captivated the global seafood industry, environmental organizations and the mass media. A scientific look at harmful substances detected in exported fillets and the reporting of the associated health risks through the media finds wide disparities.
The development of an effective biosecurity plan requires full understanding of facility design and operations, and knowledge of the animals’ health status and the transmission modes of pathogens in order to identify the risks and define meaningful measures.