Viet GAP

Viet Uc - Ca Mau company received international  certification of BAP
08:31 07/14/2021

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has planned to further promote sustainable marine aquaculture in line with the “Strategy for the Sustainable Development of Vietnam’s Marine Economy by 2030 with a Vision to 2045”.

( In 2020, the country's seafood production has reached 8.4 million tons, a slight increase of 3% compared to 2019, of which aquaculture accounts for 54% with nearly 4.6 million tons. accounting for 46% with over 3.8 million tons. Seafood exports reached 8.4 billion USD, down 1.9% compared to 2019, of which aquaculture (shrimp, pangasius) accounted for 62% with 5.2 billion USD, captured seafood accounted for 38% with 3.2 billion USD.

( Vietnam sets a target achieving seafood export turnover of US$14-16 billion by 2030 and creates jobs for 3.5 million workers. By 2045, fisheries will be a modern commercial economy, a deep seafood processing hub, which belongs to the group of three leading countries in the world.

( In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic spread out all over the world that had a tremendous impact on the world tuna industry in general and the Vietnamese tuna industry in particular. Despite the difficulties, Vietnamese tuna processing and exporting enterprises have still been making efforts to overcome drawbacks.

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.

( The area of pangasius farming applied good practice standards in Can Tho city is forecasted to increase in the coming time as the locality has implemented the plan "Helping pangasius farms in Can Tho to apply Good Aquaculture Practices (VietGAP)".

( 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…

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

( 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.

( With the aim of developing aquaculture sector sustainably, the agriculture industry has been implementing measures to harmonize VietGAP standards with global standards. These efforts are expected to reduce production costs and raise the export value of seafood products.

( Decision No. 21/2015 / QD-TTg on policies to encourage the application of good agricultural practice (VietGAP) in agriculture and fisheries was issued by People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on May 14, 2015.

( From September 2014 till the end of 2014, Directorate of Fisheries, under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in collaboration with Metro Cash & Carry Vietnam organizes training course for farmers in Mekong Delta on VietGAP standards.

( Leaders of the Food Safety Institute (representing VinaCert-Control JSC) along with Director of Fisheries Technology and Services Center of Vietnam awarded VietGAP certification for Tan Van, a whiteleg shrimp aquaculture private company in Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.

( On 8th October, Provincial Fisheries Department implemented the training and consultancy plan forVietnam’s good aquaculture practices (VietGAP) . The aim was to certify 2 pangasius farms with total farming area of ​​9 hectares. Annual production of each farm was 1,500 MT and 500 MT.

This is a sub-project of "Improving productivity and quality of products in Ca Mau province” in the period of 2011 - 2015" project. The whiteleg shrimp farming project is on the area of ​​1 hectare, with density of 60 shrimp/m2, capitalized at nearly VND800 million, in which state budget covers 30%.