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Out of the factory and into the fish pond: can certification transform Vietnamese Pangasius?

Bush, S.R.; Belton, B. ( 2012 )
p. 257-290. In: Spaargaren, G. ; Oosterveer, P. ; Loeber, A. (eds.) Food practices in transition: changing food consumption, retail and production in the age of reflexive modernity. Routledge, London.

This chapter examines pangasius catfish aquaculture in Vietnam in the context of changing social relations of production, European consumer trends and regulation. In particular we are interested in how the rise of 'sociotechnical' environmental regulatory networks in the form of quality standards and third-party certififcation have altered power relations between consumers and producers across global space.