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

Stapimex is the world’s first shrimp operation, and the second across all species, to successfully complete the new Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) group farm program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Thursday.

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.

(vasep.com.vn) 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.

(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) Vietnam currently has 44 seafood facilities certified by BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) of Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), data from the Directorate of Fisheries (under MARD).

(vasep.com.vn) 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.

(vasep.com.vn) 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.

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

(vasep.com.vn) 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.

(vasep.com.vn) Vietnam will join the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) in granting certificates for seafood exports to the European Union (EU).

Held concurrently with its GOAL 2014 conference, the Global Aquaculture Alliance on Oct. 9 held a special event titled “Celebrating Leadership in Vietnam's Aquaculture Industry.” About 150 delegates attended the event, which was free of charge and open to all interested stakeholders.

(vasep.com.vn) Thuan Phuoc Seafood & Trading Group was honored for its achievement of four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status. This is the fourth Vietnamese company to reach this achievement.

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.

(vasep.com.vn) In February 2013, Hung Ca Co., Ltd was recently certified by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) for its sustainable pangasius production in the farming area in Thanh Binh district, Dong Thap province.

(vasep.com.vn) On the evening of 6 August, 2014, in the framework of Vietfish 2014 in HCMC, Mr. Carson Roper, representative of Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) rewarded four-star "Best Aquaculture Practices" to Minh Phu Seafood Corporation, Ut Xi Aquatic Products Processing Joint Stock Company and Soc Trang Seafood Joint stock Company (Stapimex).