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Pangasius

Pangasianodon hypophthalmus

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Pangasius

Pangasianodon hypophthalmus

Pangasius are primarily cultured in high density ponds and the Mekong delta in Vietnam is at the centre of current production. Pangasius has become a popular aquaculture species across the Asia-Pacific region. Pangasius production has grown rapidly since the mid-2000s, and is likely to develop further. Global production in 2016 was almost 2.5 million tonnes.

Sources, Quantities and Cultivation Methods

Sources, Quantities and Cultivation Methods

Governance and Outlook

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