Aquaculture for all

Vietnam's Sustainable Path

Crustaceans Sustainability Politics +3 more

VIET NAM - Vietnam plans to have 100 per cent of shrimp and tra fish raised in the form of intensive cultivation and semi intensive cultivation by 2012, the local newspaper Vietnam Economic Times reported Wednesday.

The plan was unveiled at a recently-ended seminar on building a national plan on sustainable development of Vietnam's aquaculture for 2010-2012, held by Vietnam's Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development.

According to the plan, about 70 per cent of catch and raised fish provided to local seafood producers can be traced back their origins. Up to 80 per cent of seafood processing units are capable of applying the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)- a systematic preventive approach to food safety and pharmaceutical safety - into their production.

Other measures to help the country's aquaculture industry include improving quality of input materials, building modern raising farms, and diversifying markets.

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