Following last month’s Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish) in Ho Chi Minh City, representatives from the Global Aquaculture Alliance and its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division and The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) visited a Grobest feed mill in Vietnam to discuss ways to collaborate with key GAA supporters.

Grobest_IDHGAA and IDH are working together to develop a partnership for supporting improvement in aquaculture.

“As we develop our new aquaculture strategy, market leaders like Grobest can really act as important enablers for the IDH mechanisms,” said Aldin Hillbrands, aquaculture program director for IDH. “IDH will focus on the main development topics within feed as well as broader farm-based issues such as disease. Grobest is ideally placed to support this focus and we want to develop mutually beneficial co-operation with such companies.”

Mr. Liu Yi Sung, general director for Grobest Vietnam, welcomed such cooperation to take on the challenges facing the aquaculture sector.

The visit was arranged by GAA Development Director Iain Shone, BAP Vietnam representative Mrs. Thanh Binh and Ms. Tracy Su of Grobest.

Also in attendance was Flavio Corsin, Vietnam manager for IDH, and Roy van Daatselaar, program officer for IDH.