A Dutch consumer survey has revealed that the consumption of certified products is continuing to gain mainstream popularity in the Netherlands. The ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) logo accounted for the largest growth out of the nine labels* included in the survey, with a 78 per cent increase in spend on ASC-labelled products from 58 million in 2016 up to 102 million in the first half of 2017. Around 65 per cent of all seafood products now carry the ASC or MSC label in the Netherlands.

After a reduction in the first quarter, Vietnam’s shrimp exports in QII and QIII/2017 showed the possitive growth. Of that, exports in QII increased by 52% over QI, exports in QIII increased by 25% over QII and 90% over QI. Vietnam’s shrimp exports in the first nine months of the year reached US$2.7 billion; up 21.4% over the same period in 2016.