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    Ensuring the future of tropical aquaculture

What is Aquaculture?

Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms, including fish, molluscs, crustaceans, and aquatic plants.

It can include either saltwater or freshwater species. Saltwater aquaculture is often practiced using underwater cages or net pens located in the ocean. Freshwater aquaculture can also be performed in this manner using lakes and rivers. However, it is more often practiced using specially created ponds or tanks that are created on land. This form of inland aquaculture represents about 60% of all aquaculture and is the fastest growing sector of the industry. 

 

Aquaculture is often cited as the only sustainable means of increasing the seafood supply to meet the food needs of the world’s growing population. While aquaculture does take pressure off depleted wild fish stocks, it is not inherently eco-friendly. Aquaculture can have a devastating affect on local ecosystems if not practiced in a controlled, environmentally-sustainable manner.

Our role

Fortunately, we now have the knowledge and technology necessary to run large-scale commercial aquaculture operations in a manner that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. Spreading that knowledge and advancing that technology is the mission of Vinh Aquaculture.

Our parent company, Vinh Hoan, is a global leader in tropical aquaculture. The company is the world’s largest producer of Premium Pangasius and was the first such producer to receive ASC certification. For two decades, Vinh Hoan has pioneered the development of tropical aquaculture operations that are both environmentally and economically sustainable.

The Big picture

The need to produce affordable protein for a growing population is fueling a rapid expansion in aquaculture around the world. However, we see a much greater opportunity. If properly designed and managed, aquaculture has the ability not only to feed the world, but to stimulate rural economies, employ millions of people, spread prosperity to some of the poorest regions on Earth, and prevent the further degradation of our environment. We have seen that happen in our own backyard and are eager to help others learn from our achievements, and failures, in tropical aquaculture.
Today, our efforts are mainly focused on helping educate, train, and equip farmers across rural Vietnam. However, our ultimate aim is to use our knowledge to benefit tropical aquaculture projects on a global basis.

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