Quality control 

Quality control and food safety assurance have always been one of the most important task for Vietnam seafood, especially in processing and exporting.

The fishery sector in recent years have been developing towards sustainability, ensuring exported seafood products can be easy for traceability and well – controlled quality in the whole chain production from seeds to finished products.

Seafood quality and food safety is managed in the chain transferred from Control of Final Products from 80s of last century to Control of Production Process (today).  

Chemicals and Residues Monitoring

Residues Monitoring Program for Certain Harmful Substances in aquaculture fish and products implemented since 2000 in over the country including concentrated aquaculture areas, species with large yield, all crops in all year round. These results are recognized by the U.S, EU, South Korea..

Post harvest seafood quality and safety monitoring program implemented since 2009 in over the country including fishing seafood, aquaculture products (criteria and species not included by the Residues Monitoring Program for Certain Harmful Substances in aquaculture fish and products).

Up to December 2015, there are 612 plants meeting national standards of hygiene, 100% plants applied HACCP, 461 EU-qualified (EU code) plants and many factories applied GMP, SSOP.   

List of Vietnam seafood producers qualified to export to markets  

List of Vietnam seafood producers qualified to export to markets

(Updated: Nov 2015)


Export markets

Update time

Proposed update time


Europe (EU)

6 Jan 2016

26 Jan 2016


South Korean

2 Feb 2016

26 Jan 2016



1 Feb 2016

26 Jan 2016



22 Dec 2015




28 Jan 2016



Ukraine (list of pangasius producers)

9 Jan 2014



Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyryzstan)

21 Jun 2015



El Salvado


7 May 2010


List of bivalve molluck processors exporting to EU

8 Dec 2015



List of seasoned dried leather jacket fish processors exporting to Korea

25 Dec 2015

25 Dec 2015


The list of exporters qualified for food safety assurance (updated by Vietnam customs)

2 Feb 2016



List of processors eligible in exporting pangasius to the US.

9 Mar 2016



VASEP condemn the acts to harm dolphin

( On November 10th, 2016 one resident of Phu Quoc Island has posted 6 photos on Facebook with comment that “There are 5 fishermen on fishing vessel. After sitting on the dolphin to joke around, the fishermen cut the head of the dolphin and eviscerated it. The photos showed that this is a vessel specializing in catching anchovy.

The action has sparked the protests of harming dolphins and other mammals inside and outside the country.

After this incident took place, the authorities of Vietnam implemented quickly investigations to clarify the case. The result of investigations showed that this incident happened in April 2012. The dolphin at that time was found dead after getting stuck in their nets. Then, the group of 5 fishermen mentioned above decided to behead and slaughter it to make some “dried dolphin meat” to bring back to their hometown, and someone on board took photos of the beheading and slaughtering process to post on Facebook.

Dolphins are the species of rare animals and playing an important role in the spiritual life of the fishermen of Vietnam, so this is an insensible and cruel act.

VASEP condemn and protest the actions harming dolphins. Vietnam fisheries industry and tuna enterprises have recognized and committed to make their efforts to protect dolphins and marine mammals under the regulations of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. and the Earth Island Institute (EII)...

Written by Nguyen Ha

Compiled by Kim Thu

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