Introductory business trips to Vietnamese and Chinese aquaculture sector

In order to give European industry representatives the opportunity to get a better insight in the Vietnamese and Chinese aquaculture industry and eventually make first contacts for business partnerships, business trips to Vietnam and to China is organised together with EATIP's Asia Desk and Vietnamese partners (Directory of Fisheries - MARD, Can Tho University, Research Institute for Aquaculture n°2 - Ho Chi Minh City) resp. Chinese partners (China AquaFishNet).


Date: May 14-20, 2013

  • Saturday: departure for Qingdao
  • Sunday: arrival in Qingdao
  • Monday: introduction to the host (OUC) and other institutes involved (YSFRI, IOCAS), briefing of the programme
  • Tuesday: Visit onland integrated systems
  • Wednesday: Visit of large offshore example
  • Thursday: round table with Chinese experts (academic, industry, farmers, government responsibles, …)
  • Friday: return

Read the account of the trip in Fish Farming International - Issue July 2013 2013(2.95 MB).


Participants: 10 to 15 European entrepreneurs
Date: Tentatively December 8-13, 2013
Tentative programme:

  • Saturday: departure from Europe
  • Sunday: arrival in HCMC
  • Monday: introduction to host organisation, briefing of the programme, Vietnamese Aquaculture industry
    • 2-3 EATIP/Company presentations
    • 2-3 presentations from the Vietnamese side
  • Tuesday: Visit pangasius farm and processing plant (Vinh Hoan?)
  • Wednesday: Visit of shrimp farming and processing plant
  • Thursday: round table with Vietnamese industry representatives (farmers, feed industry, processors, governmental responsible, …)
  • Friday: return to Europe

There will also be an opportunity to attend the Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2013 conference (APA2013) in Ho Chi Minh City.

 If you are interested to participate in the mission to Vietnam and/or China, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating:

  • your name and affiliation
  • participation interests
  • contact information