Anyone that buys fish produced from the Far East is just asking for trouble. All fish, including shrimp. Most fish sold by HIGHLINER in Halifax comes from the Far East. Read the label before you buy. Be sure to watch the video at bottom!
A must-see 4 min. video Asian Catfish Farm
You should also know that most fish and chips fish sold are actually made from this same catfish... because the texture of meat is firm and color is white, and cost is cheap, most restaurants anywhere will use catfish for fish and chips...
so buyers should really avoid catfish or "pacific Dory"
(as this is also its more glamorous market name for same old catfish)
I bet most of the Asian markets and restaurants use these fish from that Mekong river!
This may also be the steamed white fish fillet they serve in many Chinese restaurants.
Now I know what BASA fish is, often see it on menu in Asian restaurants.
Just look for the "Made in Vietnam label".