Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms, including fish, molluscs, crustaceans, and aquatic plants. Aquaculture is often cited as the only sustainable means of increasing the fish supply to meet the food needs of the world’s growing population. Developing that potential is the focus of Vinh Hoan through our inland freshwater aquaculture.
While aquaculture already provides over half the world’s seafood, end-consumers today are factoring environmental sustainability into their purchasing decisions. Concern not only for taste, but also for quality and nutrition drive consumer behaviour in this sector. As such, environmental sustainability at the farming level impacts all the way up the value chain.
Vinh Aquaculture, a division of Vinh Hoan, is committed to our ability to increase the productivity of food and wellness products in a manner that is both sustainable and profitable. Through our innovative practices, we are working to set benchmarks for ensuring the responsible development of the aquaculture industry as a whole. Done right our aquacultural practices create jobs, stimulate local economies, provide food and other fish-based health related consumer products with a light carbon footprint.
Day by day, we witness the aquaculture’s ability in providing bountiful food and innovative wellness products sustainably and profitably. Vinh Aquaculture works to ensure that the aquaculture industry is developed in a responsible manner. Our distinguishing features focus upon the environmental protection, corporate social responsibility towards local farming communities, food safety assurance and traceability.
Vinh Aquaculture’s sustainable farming program is standardized and compliant with the following provisions:
• The Government’s environmental regulations: the farm must acquire all licenses and permits as required by law relating to farming activities. Wastewater must be rigorously treated according to industry regulations. Further, it is required that full assessment of the environmental impacts must be conducted by independent third parties and measures must be taken to minimize environmental impacts caused by production activities;
• No impact on the biodiversity of the ecosystem surrounding farming areas: we specifically prevent the fish from escaping to avoid threats to the survival of other aquatic animals, to not kill wildlife in the conservation list, and to not destroy the important flora in the region;
• Energy-saving policies for factories and farms: all facilities must consume energy in an economical and efficient method;
• Feeding standard: we aim to use only feed made from responsibly produced sources and support the initiatives replacing fish meal with plants protein;
• Traceability system: fully traceable records are maintained from brood stock to harvest with all controlled factors including fish health, feed and other inputs;
Vinh Aquaculture restlessly explores ways in which sustainability can drive innovation in aquaculture. We are at the forefront of two breakthroughs:
• Fish welfare: becoming an increasingly important concern of responsible production responding to consumer-led demand and awareness.
• Fish vaccination: playing an important role in protecting fish from disease risks; our mission is to introduce and lobby for greater awareness of the fish vaccination in Vietnam’s Pangasius sector as well as Asian aquaculture more broadly.