Pangasius/Pangas/Basa fish has emerged as a key aquaculture species in Vietnam which accounts for more than 90% of what is sold on the international market. Pangas are fed food that comes from Peru, hormones (which are injected into the female Pangas) come from China. They are often labelled in North America and Australia as "basa fish", "swai", or "bocourti". You can thaw a frozen fillet in a matter of 10 or 15 minutes if you keep the fillet in a plastic bag submerged in water. But you’re still ingesting POISON not poisson.Final important note: Because of the prodigious amount of availability of Pangas, be warned that they will certainly find their way into other foods: surimi (those pressed fish things, imitation crab sticks), fish sticks, fish terrines, and probably in some pet foods. In fact, it’s often sold as boneless fish fillets and used … I plan even to take it to India when I visit my family. Pangas are not environmentally sustainable, a most unsustainable food you could possibly eat – “Buy local” means creating the least amount of environmental harm as possible. A tasteful bite in salads, soups, curries, seafood combo’s and even combined with meat. Almost all parts of the fish can be consumed. Just bought my first cobbler. I need to know those in order to take this seriously. Wild harvest is possible but very limited, and the wild fish are subject to considerable variation in quality. I loved it. That’s 77kg basa that I personally ate over 11 weeks. While it isn’t the tastiest of fish, the fillets are big and boneless, skinless, they’re very easy to cook with and their texture is also guite nice. Pangasius species have a low to moderate fat content with high levels of protein. Normally, people who have been threatened by some imported food will try to destroy it by all means. It’s a very “rich” fish oil-wise even though it’s a river fish, and I think that what is actually happening to the people complaining of “D&V” is they have eaten too big a portion. Project partially funded through a grant from from the National Aquaculture Extension Initiative of the National Sea Grant Program (Grant No. That is almost 10 years of dumping this stuff into river banks and forests. It seems to … This coming from a Malaysian Aquaculture graduate in Taiwan. The industry has expanded in terms of both production and trade. 5. Firstly, naturally in ponds these type of fish are all bottom feeders, eating all sorts of “shits” down there (so avoid the fish guts/stomach vicinity if you are buying the whole fish, frozen filets sounds much safer) and secondly, they are scaleless. To Note: a friend lab tests these fish and tells us to avoid eating them due to high amounts of contamination. I am from the US and I am a picky eater… All I can say is this fish is MMmmmm mmmmm good Deep fry it with some corn meal, salt & pepper! Fish meal from peru is a cheap protein source for the fish. The fish is recovering some after being depleted, but the trawlers that drag for it also threaten the habitat where it lives. They are very, very affordable (cheap), are sold in filets with no bones and they have a neutral (bland) flavor and texture; many would compare it to cod and sole, only much cheaper. In the meantime, large-scale production in Vietnam and additional production by countries such as China have led to the marketing of Pangasius filets at low prices. By chance I read this article and of course I cannot proof this fish was the cause of my illness but I think my suspicion is correct. It is my favourte fish of all, I believe this site to have been produced by some anti river fish campiegner from the USA, they seem to be up in arms about the imports from V’nam! The French are slurping up Pangas like it’s their last meal of soup noodles. It tastes great with pepper & chilli on the bbq. These corporations only care about selling and making more money at whatever cost to the public.8. Panga-fish rolls with Parma (serves 2): 1 panga fillet 4 slices of Parma 3 tsp of pesto 5 sundried tomatoes, chopped spring onions for tying Cut the fillet of fish in two, lay out two slices of Parma, cover the fish fillet with pesto and then place the fish … Number says that’s about 76,000,000 liters!!! Fisheries of the United States 2010, USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. About that do you remember that very powerful “herbicide” and also a very powerful mutagen called Agent Orange that the Americans dumped all over Vietnam from 1962 ’till 1971. Americans say it comes from the polluted Mekong River, while the Australians say that the fish … There’s nothing wrong with the fish. So next time before you write something which is lowering and hurting people feelings and reputations think both the negative and positive side. For 11 weeks prior I ate 5x 200g cooked basa fillet meals per day. The amount and composition of the fat content will be influenced by the feed used in aquaculture operations. And besides, not all fish farmers farm their pangas in the Mekong river. They only are concerned about selling as many pangas as possible to unsuspecting consumers. It is quite surprising! More than that, smoked, frozen fish, Norwegian herring, matias, salads and much more We invite you to the shop Panga … Pangasius Fish is a genus of medium-large to very large shark catfishes native to fresh water in South and Southeast Asia. Oh please, stop making more jokes, my stomach is aching. The article is biased. 5. I allow for the chance that the information you posted here is correct, but two blurry pictures on which neither the type of fish nor the exact location can be identified won’t prove them. An ideal mix ‘n match fish that fits every cuisine. have been eating PANGA fish bought in MERCADONA tenerife for last 10 years and no problem, either baked it or fried in batter, do not know if it is PANGAS fish, will contine with it also had it baked at PUEBLO HOTEL in Spain BENIDORM and really love it, It’s not just the fish, it’s the system of capitalism…. Since scaleless, panga or other similar catfish varieties naturally develop certain chemical elements in their flesh which will deter other bigger fishes from trying to eat them, well, unless the predators are too hungry of course. Dear Eric: Just recently I ate a white fish called basa. How do we know they are of Basa farming? Do you know one of the top company of exporting pangas in Vietnam even create a company to prepare fish food, extract collagen from fish skin and have high quality of raising fish and exporting them. Don’t be lured in by insanely cheap price of Pangas. I’m no doctor but do nutrition regularly in my job. The writer of this article must have a hidden agenda for the smear campaign. It is also a traditional species farming in the Mekong river delta in Vietnam and Cambodia. I hope the information provided here will serve as very important information for you and your future choices. I want to know if Pakistani markets (specifically karachi) are using or not using the kind of fish highlighted in the article above. I like to be cautious with my food, but I’d like to some sources cited and at least a few verifiable test results before I’ll believe a posting on a blog. Market attempts to distinguish product sources have resulted in publicity claims about food safety issues related to pollution or the use of antibiotics in these products. These symptoms are not just of food poisoning, but of a whole range of gastro-enteritis bugs, all of varying degrees of severity etc. I shall be careful while eating fish now. And they are only needed to be used on the broodstock. However, in a very short amount of time, it has grown in popularity in France. I learned about them and how they’re raised a while ago on an informative documentary online here: Documentary about Pangas. The reasons are that the Mekong River is one of the most polluted rivers on the planet and this is where pangas are farmed and industries along the river dump chemicals and industrial waste directly into it. And then go through your ridiculous strict EU protocols, to provide cheap proteins. But what it does resemble is the method of feeding mad cows (cows were fed cows, remember?) 2. Pangasius is a term used for a special variety of imported freshwater fish that have become the tenth most popular seafood product eaten in the United States. 4. The bacon, having lots of fats, keeps the fish from drying out while being cooked and adds flavor to the fish itself. The demand for these fish is driving an expansion of farming operations in other nations including China, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. People in 1st world countries cannot afford to go local as their food has become too expensive. Underneath a salmon cage looks like a nuclear bomb has gone off. I also got an aversion from this fish instinctively. The pangasius was much ‘cleaner’ in taste and I thought it was more pleasing. “Buy local” means creating the least amount of environmental harm as possible. The nomenclature is complicated by similar names for different fish species and by the production of the same fish species in different locations. What are your sources for this information? It is in competition with other farm fished products in the USA and other countries and perhaps this is the origin of these scare tactics. Although both were very similar in taste, mild and apt to soaking up the spices, the Tilapia had quite a prominent muddy flavour. Producers, buyers, international organizations, and national authorities are advancing and mandating the use of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP’S) to minimize impacts on local environments and communities. In Pakistan, many known restaurants are serving Pangas to us and I am afraid that they may not aware with the fact that said fish is not Halal. Broodstocks are needed to produce 1 million of eggs per mommy fish and one injection is needed. That’s 1kg basa EVERY DAY for 11 weeks. It has a low fat content and is often sold at a comparatively low price – which makes it very popular in the US. Wish me luck ? Am not going to give a professional opinion on that. I didn’t get sick at all. name as Dory fish while in Singapore, it is famously known as Sutchi fish. Here’s why I think it is better left in the shops (and not on your dinner plates): 1. Many lies getting spread around about this fish, mainly starting from European fish farmers. The taste of fish excites me, but I had no idea that there are some fish that we should avoid. While some of these concerns may have been partially true in prior and limited situations, both growers and governments have responded to these claims by imposing additional food safety controls and specific product monitoring procedures. For those who enjoys either the taste or low cost or both, keep eating it. I guess everyone should, as with most things, look at this topic from 2 sides. Pangasius is now traded to well over 100 countries worldwide. But my paradoxical statement here is that even those who enjoy the fish very much should take a cautious approach. One example I can think of, I have been using microwave ovens for 20 years or so, but never for primary cooking, instead only for reheating or quick minute pop corn popping only. It isn’t ONLY Tesco, I’ve just bought some in Sainsburys. Ew. All that stuff about feeding the fish ground up fish remnants - first of all, what do you think fish in the wild eat? May 25, 2013 – Fight Evil, Fight Monsanto, Natural Aphrodisiacs to Boost Your Sex Drive, Chocolate – Lucky for us we LURRRRVE chocolate to bits! (which is in French. Take a fork and stir the flour mixture to thoroughly combine. Pangas are Injected with Hormones Derived from Urine – I don’t know how someone came up with this one out but they’ve discovered that if they inject female Pangas with hormones made from the dehydrated urine of pregnant women, the female Pangas grow much quicker and produce eggs faster (one Panga can lay approximately 500,000 eggs at one time). Although pangasius is a remarkable source of competitively priced, boneless, skinless, white fish fillets which consumers enjoy eating, many European importers are solely concerned about how little they can pay for it. Its flesh has a light, firm texture and a mild fish flavor — similar to cod or haddock. What about these contrasting statements? मछली के शौकीनों को अब रोहू, कतला, नैन जैसी देशी और कामन कार्प, ग्रास कार्प, सिल्वर कार्प जैसी विदेशी मछलियों के अलावा Soy bean meal is the same, they even provide proteins whcih doesn’t need to fill any living beings like cows and chickens, how is that non-sustainable? I needed 2 weeks to recover. Then there are the comments about getting food poisoning type symptoms? The current approved market name specified by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for various catfish species from different parts of the world are provided in the Table below. … 2yrs. ): 4 times faster than in nature…so it makes you wonder what exactly is in their food?