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Record number 533826
Title Implications of multiple national certification standards for Thai shrimp aquaculture
Author(s) Samerwong, P.; Bush, S.R.; Oosterveer, P.J.M.
Source Aquaculture 493 (2018). - ISSN 0044-8486 - p. 319 - 327.
Department(s) Environmental Policy
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) Shrimp aquaculture - National certification - Thailand - Certification development - Credibility - Accessibility - Improvement
Abstract Uptake of the the government of Thailand's three national certification standards for shrimp aquaculture (CoC, GAP and GAP-7401) has remained limited. Using the Devil's Triangle framework, which highlights tradeoffs between accessibility, credibility and improvement, this paper examines the Thai government's rationale for developing these national certification standards, and compares this rationale with farmers' perceptions surrounding standard compliance. The findings demonstrate that different groups of farmers experience different tradeoffs between accessibility, credibility and improvement under each of the three standards. The paper concludes that improved coordination of these national certification standards could promote credible and inclusive step-wise improvement pathways for the Thai shrimp industry as a whole.
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