European retailers are scrambling to secure alternatives as whitefish supply chains struggle to adapt to the ongoing fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"We see the big retailers in Europe are rapidly increasing their volumes of pangasius products," Frans Zeeman, chief product officer at seafood importer Seafood Connection, told IntraFish.

In October, Nomad Foods announced it had signed new contracts to secure the supply of Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified pangasius from Vinh Hoan, VDTG and Godaco Seafood, three of the largest suppliers globally.