The Viet Uc Seafood Corporation received a Golden Dragon Award from Vietnam Economic Times on April 8.

Receipt of the awards is based on many factors, such as production and business activities, service provision, the application of technological solutions for environmental protection, full implementation of tax obligations, ensuring employee rights, and actively participating in social activities.

With more than 15 years of experience in aquaculture, Viet Uc is the largest hatchery business in Vietnam and is always seeking the best solutions to enhance added value and sustainable development in the shrimp industry. It has formed a High Quality Shrimp Production Complex, which is a closed shrimp production protocol, along with applying superior technologies in broodstock farming, hatchery operations, super-intensive greenhouse farming, and processing plants.

Strength of super-intensive greenhouse farming

The success of Viet Uc’s super-intensive greenhouse shrimp farming is bringing new added values to Vietnam’s shrimp industry, such as traceability, food safety, high and stable productivity, reduced land use, sustainable development, maintenance of farming areas, disease control, and a minimal impact on the environment.

With these strengths, Viet Uc is confident of continuously supplying shrimp of the best quality to the market with stable output, which will increase the popularity of its shrimp brand in domestic and international shrimp markets. Through its social and strategic programs, Viet Uc has been sharing its experience and technologies with farmers and strategic partners.

Advantage of Viet Uc’s Post Larvae

In order to produce the best shrimp, high quality Post Larvae are required due to the fact that the Post Larvae account for 50-55 per cent of the success rate. With the aspiration of “Transforming Vietnam’s Shrimp”, Viet Uc has not ceased improving its shrimp quality through investments in science and technology.

Not only does it focus on quality but also on quantity. In the last three years, Viet Uc has supplied 22-24 per cent of the country’s Post Larvae market. It now has seven different hatcheries located in different provinces of Vietnam, ranging from the north to the south: Nghe An, Binh Dinh, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Ben Tre, Bac Lieu, and Ca Mau.

The advantage of having a large-scale hatchery operation that stretches around the country is that it reduces the distance from the hatchery to the farm to less than 300 km, which cuts transit times and ultimately improves the quality of the Post Larvae. Depending on the region the Post Larvae is produced in, they are adapted to the biological conditions of that specific region. This is why Viet Uc has built seven different hatcheries to cover all of the regions of Vietnam, mainly in the Mekong Delta. It has also produced Western Post Larvae for the Western region.

The Golden Dragon Awards were initiated in 2001 by Vietnam Economic Times to recognize and encourage foreign enterprises that have recorded outstanding achievements.