Regular operational reviews ensure the continued efficiency of the various ASC standards. They are focused on areas where the performance of a particular standard is not as anticipated, or may not deliver on the intent as set out in the ASC’s Theory of Change.
Contact person: Michiel Fransen
PS: This Review was completed on June 26, 2019 with the issuance of the Pangasius Standard v1.2.
Review – Pangasius
The goal of the ASC standards is to provide a means to measurably improve the environmental and social performance of aquaculture operations. Each farm standard undergoes periodic review every three to five years to ensure their continued effectiveness. During the most recent review period, it was determined that improvements would be made to the standards for salmon (Smolt [Section 8], PTI [Appendix 7]), pangasius, freshwater trout and shrimp. It is not intended that these will constitute full reviews of the standard, rather a focused review on areas where the effectiveness of a particular standard is not as anticipated during the Aquaculture Dialogues or will not deliver on the intent as set out in ASC’s Theory of Change.
The operational review of the pangasius standard that began in 2015 has finalised its first updates which have been agreed by the ASC Technical advisory group (TAG), including feedback from three rounds of public comment. The proposed changes have come in response to feedback received on the standard’s operational impact and effectiveness since its initial publication in 2012.
For instance, there are proposals to widen the scope of the standard to other species of the Pangasiidae family; to include an additional indicator to clarify ASC standards around social impact assessment; to change some of the requirements for feed; to include new restrictions on antibiotics treatments, etc.
Timeline : Review – Pangasius
- Dec. 6, 2016 - Feb. 6, 2017
- Status: Closed
- Nov. 5 - Dec. 20, 2015
- Status: Closed