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Sustainable farming in Vietnam

Aquaculture plays a pivotal role in meeting global seafood demand. However, its expansion must be balanced with environmental conservation and social responsibility. 

At OFCO, we advocate for sustainable aquaculture practices that prioritize environmental sustainability and community well-being. In this section, we highlight two key seafood products — Black Tiger shrimp and Pangasius— that can be farmed sustainably in Vietnam.

By promoting responsible farming methods and raising awareness about the benefits of sustainable seafood production, we aim to foster a more sustainable future for the aquaculture industry and the ecosystems it relies on.

Extensive black tiger shrimp farming in the mangroves of Vietnam

Black Tiger shrimp farming in the mangroves of Vietnam is a shining example of organic excellence. This method of farming, which requires no input, yields a premium product that is often undervalued despite its superior taste compared to shrimp from intensive or semi-intensive farming.


Black Tiger shrimp, extensively farmed in the mangroves of southern Vietnam, provide not only a sustainable source of seafood but also contribute significantly to the preservation and restoration of vital coastal ecosystems.


In the mangroves, shrimps feed on zooplankton, which in turn feed on phytoplankton that thrive on the leaves falling from mangrove trees. This natural feeding cycle eliminates the need for fishmeal (or other input), helping to preserve our oceans from overfishing.


Moreover, mangroves serve as the first line of defense for coastal communities. They stabilize shorelines by slowing erosion and provide natural barriers, protecting coastal communities from increased storm surge, flooding, and hurricanes.


This exceptional product, a true testament to sustainable and organic farming, deserves more attention and should be promoted better. By choosing Black Tiger shrimp from extensive farming in mangroves, consumers can enjoy a tastier product while supporting sustainable practices and ecosystem preservation.

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Pangasius, probably one of the most sustainable animal species to farm in the world !

Despite being the victim of unjustified negative publicity in many countries, Pangasius (also known as Basa or Swai) is an excellent species for farming. Pangasius is renowned for the efficiency with which it transforms food into protein. Compared to other popular seafood species and land animals, Pangasius requires far fewer resources for its production, making it a more sustainable option with a smaller environmental footprint.


Learn more about Pangasius QWF to produce 1KG of Pangasius.


With the fast depletion of our wild fish supply, aquaculture has presented itself as the best method of providing us with our favorite seafoods. Most farmed fish are carnivorous and need a high level of protein in their diet, which tends to be sourced from industrial fishing. Pangasius, being an omnivorous species, only needs a small proportion of animal protein in their diet. They can get their protein from other sources such as plants, making Pangasius advantageous to grow compared to other species.

As the world’s population grows and living standards improve, the demand for animal proteins is increasing. While land farming alone cannot meet this demand, aquaculture is likely to contribute to the solution, opening new markets to seafood suppliers, especially Pangasius suppliers. Developed countries now give more importance to products that preserve the environment as modern consumers are moving more and more into green consumerism.

In this context, Pangasius suppliers, as well as seafood buyers, have the assets to conquer retailers and consumers all over the world. Omnivorous Pangasius preserves the ocean’s balance, has the best protein conversion rate, and the light flavor of its meat is widely accepted across different cultures. Help promote Pangasius from Vietnam and its qualities that make it a unique fish. While you develop your business, you also develop the solution for sustainable aquaculture.

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