Panga consumption has grown over 230% since 2004 in Spain and is a growing trend. Its success is not free of controversy, accusing him of little nutritive be contaminated. The panga is one of the most consumed fish in Spain and is a growing trend. Its imports are growing in Europe at a rate of 60% annually since 2004. Is a regular homes, children’s canteens and hospitals. It makes sense: it has no thorns, no special preparation needed, is low in fat and calories, juicy white meat that combines all tend to like and everything is very cheap. The scientific name for this freshwater fish is pangasius hypophthalmus and its juvenile form is an old acquaintance of ornamental aquarium enthusiasts. The examples that come to the table come from Asian fish farms, mainly Vietnamese, in which there is more fish than water.
That support the overpopulation so well together with the low cost of labor in Vietnam and the fact that what he most closely resembles a chicken breeding farm that camera on fishing partly explains their low price and popularity. But the overwhelming success of the dinghy being built blisters. It is the Spanish sector is up in arms against this fish. The trout has been a major hit. Also sea fish with white flesh, such as hake. The owners where owners complain of unfair competition or is claimed that this fish does not meet the adequate sanitary controls are increasingly common.
Last week panga not be served in schools and public center hospitals. to establish a research on the safety of panga fish is marketed in Galicia and request the central government authorities to analyze it from third countries before their release to the market Galician. In July, at the repeated reports of the Cooperative of Shipowners of Vigo and other associations of the Galician fishing sector, acquired in the laboratory markets Vigo Galicia Anfaco-Cecopesca. Six was the presence of the bacillus that causes diseases and remains in a carrier of cholera bacteria. argues among other things that fish do not contain significant quantities of Omega 3 oils and other essential nutrients which are present in fish traditionally sold in Spain, both aquaculture and capture. ” finding in them signs of mercury and pesticides. Yes, always within the legal limits (the highest levels were found in half of what is allowed: 0.5 mg / kg). Yet his recommendation is that the consumption of these fish should be limited to once a week. Although the OCU acknowledged in his report that the other fish we see in the market that are not exactly pristine. with fish that have higher or lower risk of being contaminated with mercury, and which are in danger of extinction or are caught using methods harmful to the environment. But the truth is that the panga does come to Spain. In September, 483,000 tons of panga to the Spanish market according to the Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs.