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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Dong Thap: Aquaculture area of 723ha was certified

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first 9 months of 2016, Dong Thap province has the area of nearly 7,000ha for aquaculture with the production of 369,000 MT; fulfiling 83% of area and 78% of the output compared to the plan.

In 2016, aquaculture area of the locality was estimated to reach 7,866ha; 294ha higher than 2015. In which, the superficies for rearing pangasius was 2,100ha with the yield of 400,000 MT; the area for shrimp breeding was 566ha with the output of 736 MT; the area for raising other finfish was 5,200ha with the production of 70,000 MT; the output of wild-caught finfish was 13,000 MT and 3,400 of cages for rearing finfish.

In terms of fish seed, the province has 1,600 facilities of producing and supplying fish seed including 122 facilities of producing seed, 43 facilities of trading and 1,400 ones of hatchering. Until the end of the year, the province estimated to produce 1,1 billion of pangasius seeds, 430 million of other finfish seed and 134 million of post freshwater giant prawn.

The provine has 723ha which was certified by standards. In which 642 ha of pangasius was certified by VietGAP, GlobalGAP, BAP and ASC; 81.56 ha of freshwater giant prawn was certified by VietGAP…

Compiled by Kim Thu