The Vietnam fisheries industry has contributed more than 3% to the country's GDP annually, of which seafood export turnover in 2014 reached impressively 7.92 billion USD, exported to 164 countries. Shrimp is the one of our main exporting products of Vietnamese seafood (accounting for 44.39% by 2015), creating jobs and income for about 700,000 households, it has average annual growth rate at 6.82%.

Although Vietnam shrimp industry is considered to have good growth and exporting to many markets. However, the market movements were strongly fluctuated recently. The increasing requirements for traceability, production management under the VALUE CHAIN and the application of chain certification systems and the requirements of the TPP, FTA and international buyers ... also request the closer value chain control.

As reviewed by ICAFIS, The most of value chain researches in recent 10 years show that the value chain linkages are weak and not effective, not equity and not information transparent, it affects negatively to the quality, traceability and decrease the competiveness of Vietnam shrimp in international market. In addition, the limited finance access also is a barrier for small and medium shrimp processing companies to scale up and comply with international standards as the market request.

Funded by the European Union via SWITCH-Asian program, Oxfam Vietnam collaborates with International Collaborating Center for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability (ICAFIS) to implement the project “Sustainable and Equitable Shrimp Production and Value Chain Development in Vietnam” (SusV), The project duration is 4 years (2016-2020”. After one year of implementation. with the close collaboration of Directorate of Fisheries (D-FIS), Agriculture and Rural Development Department of Soc Trang, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau province, WWF Vietnam, GRAISEA project, MCD, SRD…. the project has facilitated over 50 value chain linking contracts, the result initially affirms that:

-         Value chain development is a right way for Vietnam shrimp to reach international level.

-         Affirming the value and belief of Vietnam shrimp through advanced shrimp production process and the close value chain management (from inputs to outputs);

-         Support the smallholder shrimp producers to integrate through applying the international programs and standards.

- Promote the participation and cooperation of domestic and international seafood enterprises in the sustainable shrimp value chain in Viet Nam, in accordance with the Private Public Partnership model.

In order to support enterprises and shrimp producers, help Vietnam shrimp industry move forward. The SusV project management board, ICAFIS, Oxfam Vietnam cooperate with WWF Vietnam to organize “VIETNAM SHRIMP VALUE CHAIN – CUSTOMER CONFERENCE”


Organizer: International Collaborating Center for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability (ICAFIS), WWF Vietnam, Oxfam Vietnam


Collobarting and supporting partner:  Bureau Veritas, ASIC


Time: May 19, 2017

Location: Van Phat hotel, Con Khuong, Can Tho city

Participants: 200 participants

-         Representatives from the Directorate of Fisheries, Agriculture and Rural Development Department of Soc Trang, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau province.

-         Buyers from America, Europe, Singapore: Nordic group, Mascato, Anova, DKSH, LPFOOD, AXFOOD; Ecohub, Blue Apron, Norpad, Seafood Watch, Binca Seafood, Hong Kong food …

-         Commercial banks in Soc Trang, bac Lieu, Ca Mau province

-         Representatives from shrimp processing companies in Mekong delta

-         Representatives from international standards certification bodies such as Control Union, Bureau Veritas…

-         Representatives from SusV project sites.

-         Media agencies






Welcome participants



Opening speech and introduction (the objectives and participants)


D-FISH, VINAFIS representatives




Report on the one_year implementation of SusV project

The SusV project management board’s representative – Mr. Dinh Xuan lap – ICAFIS Vice Director

8:50 -9:05

The Southeast Asian Shrimp Aquaculture Improvement Protocol - SEASAIP

Mr. Corey Peer

9:05 – 9:15

The SEASAIP audit mechanism and participation  in Shrimp value chain

ASIC representatives

9:15 – 10:15

Dialogue: Market opportunities for applying shrimp value chain according to SEASAIP

1) US buyers’ representative, Ms. Megan

2) ASIC presentative – Mr. Corey Peet

3) VINAFIS representative -  Dr. Le Thanh Luu

4) Companies’ representatives

Facilitator: Dr. Le Thanh luu – ICAFIS Director

10:15 -10:30

Tea break


10:30 – 10:40

Facilitating ASC application for smallholder farms in Vietnam

Mr. Huynh Quoc Tinh – WWF Vietnam

10:40 – 10:50

Value of ASC application in value chain, experience from practical assessment/audit

Representatives  Bureau Veritas

10:50 – 11:45

Dialogue: Customers for small-scale shrimp value chain applying ASC

1)     European Buyers’ representatives

2)     WWF Vietnam – Mr. Huynh Quoc Tinh

3)     Global aquaculture program manager – Mr. Henk

4)     Vietnam Companies’ representatives

Facilitator: Mr. Huynh Quoc Tinh – WWF Vietnam

11:45 – 12:00

Conference summarizing and closing speech

D-FISH representative




For more informatios please contact:

DINH XUAN LAP - Deputy director of  ICAFIS

Mobile: 0985.024.307 Email:

International Collaborating Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability – ICAFIS - Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS)



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