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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.

In 1992, Mr. Le Van Quang, a seafood processing engineer, had a vision of a company that supplies the finest shrimp from Ca Mau, Vietnam to the world. Growing from a small private enterprise, Minh Phu Seafood Corporation is now one of the leading responsible shrimp producing and processing companies in the world.

(vasep.com.vn) GlobalGAP certified aquaculture producers can now gain an additional consumer label for their products. In collaboration with the Friend of the Sea (FoS) consumer label, GlobalGAP is now offering the FoS Add-On Module for Aquaculture.

(vasep.com.vn) On 8th August, a collective of four pangasius farming members in Tra Vinh received GlobalGAP certificate by Provincial Fisheries Association. This collective, leaded by Mr. Giang Van Bay, owns 1.2 hectare, located in Tan Hoa Commune, Tieu Can District.

(vasep.com.vn) According to Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) of Can Tho, total aquaculture area of the city in the first 7 months of 2014 was 8,100 hectares, up 1.19% year on year. Aquacultural harvests reached 77,320 MT, up 7.73% year on year.