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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13:48 07/07/2022

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Viet Uc - Ca Mau Co., Ltd - a unit specializing in the production of high quality whiteleg shrimp and black tiger shrimp seed, has just been honored to receive the BAP international certification.

On the afternoon of June 11, 2021, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) jointly organized a webinar "Discuss on a number of contents in the ASC Standards - Cooperation Initiative between ASC and VASEP”.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) The Vietnam Record Organization has just recognized Minh Phu Seafood Corporation as the owner of the largest organic shrimp farming area in Vietnam's mangroves, with a total area of 9,722 hectares and a total area of 9,722 hectares and participation of 2010 Ca Mau farmer households.

On May 19th, 2021, at the webinar "Sustainability certification: win-win cooperation for effective application" organized by VASEP, the Association has announced the decision to establish the VASEP Sustainability Certifications Advisory Council (VASEP CERACO) with a list of council members, operating regulations and annual action plan of 2021. VASEP CERACO Council will support VASEP member businesses to apply well and conveniently international sustainability certifications.

The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has ordered its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to get tougher on illegal fishing in foreign waters by local fishing ships and their owners.

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”.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) 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 is one of the biggest producers of ASC certified seafood with hundreds of certified farms, but one company still managed to achieve a first for the country last year.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) 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.

(vasep.com.vn) 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 Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is updating its variance requests (VR) process, a move that will give shareholders and NGOs the opportunity to contribute to decisions on local variances to the ASC standards.

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program continued to grow in 2019, with 2,681 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide by the end of the year. That’s up almost 15 percent from the program’s 2018 count, according to the GAA’s annual report.

The central province of Quang Tri is building internationally-certified and high-tech shrimp farming zones in order to raise its shrimp value from 550 billion VND (23.9 million USD) to over 1 trillion VND.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) 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)".