PERCEPTION VS. REALITY: ASSESSING THE SAFETY OF PANGASIUS & SHRIMP
In this perception-reality analysis of two booming seafood exports — pangasius and shrimp — researchers at Wageningen University and Sterling University, in two separate studies, sought to contextualize the negative perception of the species that’s been playing out in the European media. After evaluating the toxicological risks of consuming pangasius and shrimp, the researchers then compared those risks to toxicity claims made in a selection of media reports.
Session type: Presentation
Time: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Place: Grand Ballroom, 4th floor, White Swan Hotel
Simon Bush is a professor of environmental policy at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. He is the author of more than 70 academic papers on the sustainable and equitable production of seafood in Southeast Asia. Simon’s recent publications investigate the politics of global seafood production, with a specific focus on the role of market-based sustainability arrangements such as certification and private sector-led improvement projects. He is currently the principle investigator of two projects researching the role of the private sector in the sustainable management of tuna fisheries in the Western Pacific, and one exploring the potential for area-based management and certification of aquaculture in Thailand, Vietnam and Bangladesh.
David Little is a professor of aquatic resources and development at the University of Sterling in Scotland. He has 30-plus years of experience in tropical aquaculture, spending 15 years in Thailand. He is a member of the Global Aquaculture Alliance Standards Oversight Committee.
Global Aquaculture Advocate interview with David Little: http://advocate.gaalliance.org/aquaculture-exchange-david-little-university-of-stirling/