Vietnamese shrimp breeder first in country to meet global health standards

Hatchery International staff
December 05, 2018
By Hatchery International staff
Viet-Uc Seafood Corporation says its continuously invests in technology and people to pursue its goal of "Transforming Vietnam's Shrimp."
Viet-Uc Seafood Corporation says its continuously invests in technology and people to pursue its goal of "Transforming Vietnam's Shrimp." Photo source: Viet-Uc Seafood Corporation
A shrimp breeding farm of the Viet-Uc Seafood Corporation in Bac Lieu, Vietnam, has become the first in the country to fulfill criterion set by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.

Since 2015, the provincial departments of animal health and of agriculture and rural development have assisted the company to build its safe shrimp production chain.

On Oct. 5, 2018, the Department of Animal Health issued a decision accrediting the Viet-Uc farm’s fulfillment of OIE-recommended standards set for a disease-free shrimp breeding facility, the association said.

Phan Xuan Dung, chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Science, Technology and Environment, said the accreditation will create a big opportunity for Vietnamese shrimp to enter demanding markets in the world, helping to realize the goal of US$10 billion in export turnover in 2025.

Phung Duc Tien, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, highlighted the event as a turning point and success of both the company and the shrimp sector, adding it will open a sustainable development path for Vietnam’s shrimp production and export in the future.

Dang Quoc Tuan, vice-president and chief operations officer of the Viet-Uc Seafood Corporation said his enterprise is investing in technology and human resources in search of measures to boost the shrimp industry’s value and sustainable development.

According to him, an increasing number of countries in the world are requiring shrimp products to have a disease-free certification. As such, the building of safe shrimp production chains is important and necessary.

Among the biggest shrimp producers in Vietnam, the Viet-Uc Seafood Corporation is operating shrimp farms across the country from Nghe An to Ca Mau.

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said shrimp exports contributed the most to the total national aquatic export value, with a growth rate of 21 percent to US$3.8 billion in export value for 2017.

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