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Vietnamese shrimp farms first ASC certified in Asia

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 01:20 (GMT + 9)

Quoc Viet is the first Asian shrimp farm to announce Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification following assessment against the ASC Shrimp Standard. The family business, which started in 1996, was the first shrimp farm to enter the ASC programme. "For us, gaining ASC certification reinforces to others that we do manage our business responsibly," said Ngo Quoc Tuan, Vice President of Quoc Viet. "It also makes good business sense; ASC certification gives you market entry that offers new opportunities. And, our customers now have the confidence that the shrimp they buy from us comes from a farm that meets the most rigorous global criteria for responsible farm production," Ngo Quoc Tuan added. Chris Ninnes, ASC's CEO congratulated Quoc Viet for their achievement. "It's quite a step to have the first Asian certified shrimp no... FULL STORY

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