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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”.

(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.

(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.

(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".

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

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.

Brakes Group has become the first foodservice supplier to introduce Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified prawns in the UK. Launched at the end of March, Brakes' new ASC certified warm water prawns (F114100 M&J Seafood ASC King Prawns, 1kg nett (31-40/lb)) are a natural compliment to its already industry leading range of sustainably and responsibly sourced fish and seafood.

The Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on June 22.

Quoc Viet has become the first Asian shrimp farmer to obtain Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification.

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has already shown some solid uptake in Europe since it launched, but it doesn’t have a single product in the US market.