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ASEAN intends to implement new shrimp standard

INDONESIA
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 03:50 (GMT + 9)

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has drafted a standard for the shrimp farmed in their region, which is expected can become effective early in early 2015, in line with the ASEAN Economic Integration. The draft has been designed by a steering committee of 14 industry and non-government stakeholders. The idea is that the shrimp industry of the nations forming part of the organisation can use it as a workable tool to improve the sustainability, environmental and social performance of farming, especially at the small-scale, and receive recognition in key export markets, The Brunei Times informed. According to the 16-page draft, “today more than 30 aquaculture standards exist, all with distinct scopes that address social and environmental issues through different methods and none of which were defined explicitly for the ASEAN region”. “Thi... FULL STORY

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