Quality control 

Quality control and food safety assurance have always been one of the most important task for Vietnam seafood, especially in processing and exporting.

The fishery sector in recent years have been developing towards sustainability, ensuring exported seafood products can be easy for traceability and well – controlled quality in the whole chain production from seeds to finished products.

Seafood quality and food safety is managed in the chain transferred from Control of Final Products from 80s of last century to Control of Production Process (today).  

Chemicals and Residues Monitoring

Residues Monitoring Program for Certain Harmful Substances in aquaculture fish and products implemented since 2000 in over the country including concentrated aquaculture areas, species with large yield, all crops in all year round. These results are recognized by the U.S, EU, South Korea..

Post harvest seafood quality and safety monitoring program implemented since 2009 in over the country including fishing seafood, aquaculture products (criteria and species not included by the Residues Monitoring Program for Certain Harmful Substances in aquaculture fish and products).

Up to December 2015, there are 612 plants meeting national standards of hygiene, 100% plants applied HACCP, 461 EU-qualified (EU code) plants and many factories applied GMP, SSOP.   

List of Vietnam seafood producers qualified to export to markets  

List of Vietnam seafood producers qualified to export to markets

(Updated: Nov 2015)


Export markets

Update time

Proposed update time


Europe (EU)

6 Jan 2016

26 Jan 2016


South Korean

2 Feb 2016

26 Jan 2016



1 Feb 2016

26 Jan 2016



22 Dec 2015




28 Jan 2016



Ukraine (list of pangasius producers)

9 Jan 2014



Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyryzstan)

21 Jun 2015



El Salvado


7 May 2010


List of bivalve molluck processors exporting to EU

8 Dec 2015



List of seasoned dried leather jacket fish processors exporting to Korea

25 Dec 2015

25 Dec 2015


The list of exporters qualified for food safety assurance (updated by Vietnam customs)

2 Feb 2016



List of processors eligible in exporting pangasius to the US.

9 Mar 2016



Solutions sought for sustainable fishery in Phu Yen

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the People’s Committee of Phu Yen province co-hosted a conference on April 6 to seek ways to promote sustainable development of the local fishery sector.

Participants focused discussions on how to urgently tackle the European Commission (EC)'s “yellow card” warning related to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as well as lobster farming and future development orientations for the south central province.

They proposed a range of measures to prevent local fishing ships and fishermen from encroaching upon foreign territorial waters. It is necessary to define the role and responsibilities of State management agencies, ship-owners and fishermen in the work, participants stressed.

Tran Dinh Luan, Deputy General Director of the MARD’s Directorate of Fisheries, said localities, including Phu Yen, needs to enhance the monitoring and inspection of fishing activities at sea, and strictly handle violations in line with the Law on Fishery and relevant regulations.

The province should also re-organise the supervision of fishing vessels coming in or leaving ports, and the certification of seafood origin, he said.

The local authorities are working harder to re-zone off farming areas, manage the environment and production.

In 2017, Phu Yen’s aquaculture production was valued at 5.82 trillion VND (around 256.7 million USD), up 6.9 percent year-on-year, and accounting for 35.8 percent in the agro-forestry-aquaculture production value.

In 2018, the locality aims to increase its aquaculture production value by 3-5 percent compared to 2017.


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