First Thai shrimp farm certified ASCStaff Writer | November 5, 2016
In an important step toward responsible aquaculture in Thailand, Best Aquaculture Partners (BAP) has become the first Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified shrimp farm.
Asia The most stringent international standard
To become ASC certified, a farm must meet strict standards for environmental and social responsibility, including fair labor practices. These certification standards benefit not only businesses, but also communities, consumers and the environment.
By getting certified, aquaculture producers reduce their impacts on the environment and the communities they work with, and are able to tap into the growing Thai and global markets for responsibly produced seafood.
“BAP’s Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification is a first for Thailand and a huge step forward for responsible aquaculture in Thailand,” said Suriya Ratipattarawong, Senior Aquaculture Officer at WWF-Thailand.
“By taking the lead in reducing their environmental and social impacts, they are showing that the private sector has an important role to play in sustainability.” ■