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VASEP works with Fisheries Sub-Departments, fishing ports, fishermen and enterprises in Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa on combating  IUU fishing
08:53 06/23/2022

On the afternoon of June 11, 2021, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) jointly organized a webinar "Discuss on a number of contents in the ASC Standards - Cooperation Initiative between ASC and VASEP”.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) The Vietnam Record Organization has just recognized Minh Phu Seafood Corporation as the owner of the largest organic shrimp farming area in Vietnam's mangroves, with a total area of 9,722 hectares and a total area of 9,722 hectares and participation of 2010 Ca Mau farmer households.

On May 19th, 2021, at the webinar "Sustainability certification: win-win cooperation for effective application" organized by VASEP, the Association has announced the decision to establish the VASEP Sustainability Certifications Advisory Council (VASEP CERACO) with a list of council members, operating regulations and annual action plan of 2021. VASEP CERACO Council will support VASEP member businesses to apply well and conveniently international sustainability certifications.

The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has ordered its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to get tougher on illegal fishing in foreign waters by local fishing ships and their owners.

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 Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program continued to grow in 2019, with 2,681 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide by the end of the year. That’s up almost 15 percent from the program’s 2018 count, according to the GAA’s annual report.

Godaco Seafood is the second producer in Vietnam to receive four star BAP certification.

Vietnamese pangasius player Godaco is planning to launch a brand in 2017, having been awarded four Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) stars.

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.

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.