Europe’s leading frozen food company, Nomad Foods, announced it has struck 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.

The move follows work by a number of large European processors to secure whitefish alternatives, with supply chains for cod and other whitefish disrupted following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and additional volumes from Norway, Iceland and the Faroes in tight supply.

Big brand names such as Nomad, Young's and Germany's Frosta have all been looking for alternatives, and pangasisus is widely regarded as one of the answers.