We must construct our sustainability strategies and solutions to be environmentally sound, economically feasible, and, most importantly, socially viable with broad-based benefits for society.
As aquaculture continues to surge to meet growing demands for seafood, long-term sustainability becomes increasingly important. Myanmar is one of the world’s top producers of soft-shell crab, but concerns around social sustainability have limited exports destined for international markets. Much work needs to be done in order to implement social responsibility improvements, verify crab farms against the ASIC social standards for market assurance, and foster market connections between buyers and exporters. However, ASIC aims to meet these objectives, and promote equity and justice throughout the Myanmar soft-shell crab supply chains through the development of inclusive and transparent business practices.