One of the aquaculture "stars" that has received a surge in demand is pangasius fish. In 2012, more than 90% of world exports of pangasius was sourced from Vietnam. In 2011, Vietnam’s pangasius export value reached USD1.85 billion representing 1% of GDP.
But the industry (and also that of shrimp) is thriving in some of the landscapes that WWF has identified as conservation priorities:
- Mekong Delta
- Kratie to Siphandone River
- Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Bolikhamsay, Khammeun