The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division held a successful farm certification workshop in Can Tho, Vietnam, on June 11.


The one-day workshop was taught by BAP Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator Ken Corpron, with assistance from Mrs. Thi Thanh Binh Nguyen, BAP’s authorized representative in Vietnam.

Organized with assistance from the Vietnamese Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the workshop was well attended, with more than 90 participants from the Pangasius, shrimp, tilapia and barramundi sectors. Representatives from government agencies, certification bodies and the NGO community were also in attendance.

The workshop included updates on BAP multi-species farm standards and the process of certifying farms. BAP’s management team regularly holds such workshops in Southeast Asia and worldwide to help move farmers closer to certification.

Corpron said, “Topics generated lively discussions and participants expressed great satisfaction with the workshop, asking that follow-up workshops be scheduled to cover some subjects in greater detail.”