CPF has high hopes for Viet Nam Pangasius integration

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is close to completing a Pangasius processing plant in Viet Nam, which is set to open by the start of 2012.
This will give the company, listed on the Bangkok stock exchange and the world’s largest shrimp farmer, the same level of vertical integration it has on shrimp, said Richard Ingversen, sales manager with its Scandinavian division CPF Denmark.   Read more of this post
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TAFISHCO to create a solid linkage in pangasius production

In early June 2011, Thuan An Production Trading and Service Company (TAFISHCO) has organized a meeting to discuss about the linkage in pangasius production. In which, the company plans to apply a vertical linkage in pangasius production across An Giang – a province in Mekong Delta – with an aim to control food safety, environment management, traceability, and to assure profits for all parties in the linkage and improve the value of Vietnam pangasius, Nguyen Thi Hue Trinh – TAFISHCO’s General Director said. Read more of this post

TAFISHCO: Establishing a Pangasius integration chain

Tafishco has recently held a shareholder meeting to set up Pangasius integration chain.

The chain is part of a pilot program in An Giang province, which aims to tighten inspection of food hygiene and safety and promote management of environment, epidemics and traceability.

At the meeting, Tafishco stakeholders adopted the working policy, set up the Inspection and Steering Board, and signed principle contracts. There were 18 members in this integration chain, including processors and farmers, aquatic hatcheries, feeds suppliers, and medical suppliers. Read more of this post

Asean Plans To Integrate Its Fishing Industry In Four Years

The Fishery Department of Thailand will organise the COnference of Association of Southeast ASian Nations and The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (Asean-SEAFDEC Conference) at Sofitel Central Grand Hotel in Bangkok on June 13-17, Thai News AGency reported.

Jirawan Yaemprayoon, inspector-general of the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry, on Tuesday confirmed the holding of the Asean-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security towards 2020, noting that the theme of this year conference would be “Fish for the People 2020: Adaptation to a Changing Environment”. Read more of this post

AGIFISH: Meeting with Pangsius raw material suppliers

On April 8th Agifish held a meeting with all stakeholders in its vertical integration system, including representatives of Viet Thang and Tay Nam feed plants and nearly 100 large Pangasius suppliers in An Giang, Dong Thap, Vinh Long province and Can Tho City.

At the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Van Ky, CEO of Agifish, highly appreciated the close relationships with Pangasius farmers, who supplied the company15,000MT of raw material in Q1 and are expected to supply around 60,000MT more from now to the end of the year. Read more of this post

CPF about to achieve their Pangasius integration in Vietnam.

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is close to completing a pangasius processing plant in Vietnam, which is set to pen by the strat of 2012.

This will give the company, listed on the Bangkok stock exchange and the world’s largest shrimp farmer, the same level of vertical integration it has on shrimp, said Richard Ingversen, sales manager with its Scandinavian division CPF Denmark.

The plant will produce 14,000 metric tons of final products a year, said Ingversen. Read more of this post

Metro Cash&Carry to developp integrated fish value chain

Metro Cash & Carry plans to build up its high quality integrated fresh fish chain for the Vietnamese domestic market in the Mekong Delta region.

The firm has introduced Metro fish buying station as a part of a fish farmer owner project in the region aiming to get their awareness about the necessity of improving fish production’s quality. Read more of this post

New guidelines from FAO on the ecosystem approach to aquaculture now available

New FAO publication

New FAO publication, Ecosystem approach to aquaculture

The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has just released new Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries on the Ecosystem approach to aquaculture (EAA). The EAA is a strategy for the integration of the activity within the wider ecosystem such that it promotes sustainable development, equity and resilience of interlinked social-ecological systems. As such, the focus is not what is done, but rather how it is done. The main objective of these guidelines is to assist countries, institutions and policy-makers in the development and implementation of a strategy to ensure the sustainability of the aquaculture sector, integration of aquaculture with other sectors and its contribution to social and economic development.

The document can be download if you click here

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