SUMMARY 

Up to 2019, many sustainable certifications are implemented by aquaculture sector in Vietnam. 

BAP: Vietnam get total of 192 BAP certified facilities.

ASC: There are 348 farms certified ASC, including 50 pangasius farms certified ASC, 233 ASC-certified farms for shrimp, 65 ASC certified farm for other species.

Global G.A.P:  Many companies certified.

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BAP

To promote responsible practices across the aquaculture industry, the Global Aquaculture Alliance coordinates the development of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards for hatcheries, farms, processing facilities and feed mills. 

The BAP program drives continued improvements via high standards that deliver significant benefits industrywide. The BAP standards cover aquaculture facilities for a variety of finish and crustacean species, as well as mussels.

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ASC

The ASC's mission is to transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility using efficient market mechanisms that create value across the chain. 

ASC aims to be the world's leading certification and labelling programme for responsibly farmed seafood. The ASC’s primary role is to manage the global standards for responsible aquaculture, which were developed by the WWF Aquaculture Dialogues.

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GLOBAL GAP

GLOBALG.A.P.’s roots began in 1997 as EUREPGAP, an initiative by retailers belonging to the Euro-Retailer Produce

Working Group. British retailers working together with supermarkets in continental Europe become aware of consumers’ growing concerns regarding product safety, environmental impact and the health, safety and welfare of workers and animals.

GLOBALG.A.P. today is the world's leading farm assurance program, translating consumer requirements into Good Agricultural Practice in a rapidly growing list of countries – currently more than 100.

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VIET GAP

To contribute to promoting aquaculture seafood, agriculture products and food safety in general and fruit and vegetable for consumption in the country in particular and exports, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued the Criteria VietGAP on 01/28/2008.

VietGAP (Vietnamese Good Agriculture Practices): Practices good agriculture production in Vietnam is based on 04 criteria, such as Standard on production techniques; Food safety including measures to ensure no chemical contamination or physical contamination during harvesting; Working environment aims to prevent abuse of the labor of farmers; Product traceability. 

On 31 December 2015, all commercial fish farms must apply and be certified by VietGAP or other international certifications under Decree No. 36/2014/ND-CP dated 29/04/2014 about farming, processing and export of pangasius products. The Decree comes into force on 20 June 2014. The certification program is encouraged in farming many other fishes in Vietnam.

 
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Certifications

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With the average seafood import demand of 4.1-4.5 billion USD/year, Vietnam seafood has great room to increase exports to the UK market thanks to the push from the UKVFTA Free Trade Agreement.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) WWF Vietnam has cooperated with Soc Trang Fisheries Sub-Department to hold the signing ceremony on sustainable shrimp production and consumption to meet the shrimp farming practice in accordance with ASC standard between UT XI Aquatic Products Processing Corporation and Toan Thang Cooperative (Vinh Chau Town).

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) On June 21th 2017, WWF-Vietnam in collaboration with Soc Trang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development held a workshop "Value Chain Promotion and the ASC certification for linkages between enterprises and shrimp farming cooperatives in Soc Trang".

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to Ba Ria - Vung Tau Development of Agriculture and Rural Department, the total aquaculture area of the province hit over 7,500 ha. Of that, the area for freshwater aquaculture was 2,215 ha and that for saltwater and brackish water aquaculture was 5,286 ha, with diversified species such as black tiger shrimp, whiteleg shrimp, grouper, seabass, snakehead…

Up to 30 shrimp farming cooperatives in the Mekong Delta provinces of Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau have achieved the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification on responsible aquaculture.

The southernmost province of Ca Mau plans to develop extensive crab farming, especially in ecological environment, to improve its economic value and serve exports, said Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Chau Cong Bang.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued new rules that require processors of fish and fishery products to develop and implement e-certification systems for their operations.

An initiative by the Mekong Youth Farm Network (Y-Farm) that focuses on youth engagement in organic farming and educating the younger generation in sustainable agriculture has won a grant from the US Department of State.

Led by high-tech methods, the VietGAP-compliant shrimp farming project is bringing previously unseen wealth to the southernmost province of Ca Mau.

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council is "sorry" that European retailers have decided to halt sales of pangasius and defended its environmental credentials.

In response to the strong negative public exposure surrounding pangasius farming for some time now, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) ensures that this fish can be produced in a responsible manner and under stringent food safety standards, so it can bought with confidence.

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) regrets some retailers have decided to stop sales of pangasius, since it assures that if this fish is responsibly farmed, and in accordance with the solid environmental and social criteria defined in the ASC Pangasius Standard, buyers and consumers can rely on their choice.

Godaco Seafood is the second producer in Vietnam to receive four star BAP certification.

Vietnamese pangasius player Godaco is planning to launch a brand in 2017, having been awarded four Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) stars.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) The productivity of shrimp farming (including black tiger and whiteleg shrimp farming) under VietGAP standard achieved more than 11 MT/ha with the profit of more than VND600 million/ha, approximately 30% higher than traditional farming method.