ICAFIS - Farmers In Transition Fund Program at Truong Son JSC

Project title: “Farmers In Transition” Program – Co-funding your effort toward responsible shrimp production

Implementing partner: International Collaborating Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability (ICAFIS)

Other partner(s): Truong Son Joint Stock Company

Country: Viet Nam

Species: shrimp

Volume: 2,500 tons large-scale

Target: The project object is to achieve 2,500 metric tons of shrimp will be ASC certified, as a result of more responsible production applied at Truong Son JSC

Project duration: Dec 2013- Dec 2015

Narrative on project 

Project “Improve the Aquaculture with porpuse using the ASC Shrimp Standards” is one of the projects of FIT Fund program funded by IDH. Implementing partner are ICAFIS and Truong Son Company. The project object is to achieve 2,500 metric tons of shrimp will be ASC certified, as a result of more responsible production applied at Truong Son JSC and to enable the Company to reach its clients, namely international buyers.   In order to comply with the ASC standards, the company will use sustainable aquaculture feed. This effort is to reduce using fish meal & fish oil. Additionally, natural ecosystem and communities surrounding the farm will be benefited through the improvement of shrimp farming practices of Truong Son JSC. The consumers are being to use the safety and  responsible products, local community and local government are also benefit from this project through responsible production with communities surrounding. Since the feed from certified plants is available, the Company commit to buy certified feed from those plants. Buyers are keen to buy ASC certified shrimp. The EU market is more and more interested in responsible products while several responsible aquaculture schemes are not yet available. The current linkage between Truong Son and research institutes, governmental organizations, buyers need to be strengthened to help the company having better responsible practices as well as access into new markets.

Statements 

At present, the aquaculture industry has being develop strongly. It has a negative impact to the environment and harm to people directly. Therefore, the responsible aquaculture is necessary issues. This is the main reason for us participate on this project. Our object are awareness raise for the manufacturers, to promote them give the safety products for enviroment and the consumers. 

Contact details

Contact person: Mr. Dinh Xuan Lap

Email: lap.dinhxuan@icafis.vn

Website:  http://www.icafis.vn

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