The Decision To 1503/qd-Bnn-Tcts: Enacted Rules Good Aquaculture Practices In Vietnam (Vietgap)

Original Language Title: Quyết định 1503/QĐ-BNN-TCTS: Ban hành quy phạm thực hành nuôi trồng thuỷ sản tốt tại Việt Nam (VietGAP)

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The DECISION to enact rules good aquaculture practices in Vietnam (VietGAP) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the MINISTER of AGRICULTURE and RURAL DEVELOPMENT, food safety pursuant to the law No. 55/2010/QH12 was the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam tags XII, session 7 through 17 June 2010;
Pursuant to Decree No. 01/2008/ND-CP dated 9 January 2008 of the Government function test service, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of agriculture and rural development;
Pursuant to Decree No. 75/2009/ND-CP on 10/09/2009 the Government amend article 3 of Decree 1/2008/ND-CP dated 3/1/2008 of the Government functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of agriculture and rural development;
At the suggestion of the General Director of the Bureau of fisheries, decision: article 1. Attached to this decision legal good aquaculture practices in Vietnam (known as VietGAP) and The VietGAP criteria.
Article 2. This decision is effective from the date of signing.
Article 3. Chief of the Ministry, General Director of the Bureau of fisheries, the heads of the units of the Department, the Director of the Department of agriculture and rural development of the province and the central cities, organizations and individuals concerned is responsible for the implementation of this decision.


DEPUTY MINISTER signature (signed) Yuwen Eight RULES of good aquaculture practices in Vietnam (VietGAP) (attached to decision No. 1503/QD-BNN-TCTS January 5, 2011 by Secretary of the Ministry of agriculture and rural development) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Chapter i. GENERAL PROVISIONS 1. Scope and object 1.1 application. Scope: this rules applies to good aquaculture practice, a systematic control of the threat in order to ensure food safety, minimize the impact on the ecological environment, good management of aquatic animal health, made the responsibility for social welfare and security for workers.
1.2. the applicable object: this rules applies to organizations, individuals and foreign participation in manufacturing, business, test and certification of good aquaculture practices on the territory of Vietnam.
2. Explanation of terms 2.1. Good aquaculture practices in Vietnam (known as VietGAP, translated into English as the Vietnamese Good Aquaculture Practices) is the legal practice of application in aquaculture in order to ensure the requirements of food safety and hygiene, reducing disease, reduce environmental pollution, ensure social responsibility and to trace the origins of products.
2.2. biological safety in aquaculture is the technical measures aimed at preventing, restricting the infection of the biological agent appear natural or human-generated in aquaculture activities likely to cause harm to humans, animals and ecosystems.
2.3. the adopted base was the site of aquaculture operations, by organizations or individuals.
2.4. Certificate of VietGAP activity is evaluated and confirmed the implementation process for aquatic production practices of the producer in accordance with breaking the good aquaculture practices (VietGAP).
2.5. the certificate of organization VietGAP is the organization with sufficient capacity and conditions prescribed by the Ministry of agriculture and rural development to implement check, certified good aquaculture practices in Vietnam.
Chapter II.
LEGAL CONTENT 1. The General requirements of the standard standard standard control content in compliance with legal requirements 1.1 1.1.1 operations of breeding establishments must comply with the regulations of the State.

Must have valid papers according to the current rules of the State such as: land use right certificates or decisions or lease land; the report reviews the environmental impact or commitment to environmental protection or environmental protection project; proven record qualified breeding base producing safe food hygiene; proven record of breeding establishments meet the requirements of employers.

1.1.2 the adopted basis must have registered a valid production activities.

The production activities must register with the competent authority under the provisions of the State and has a valid profile.

1.1.3 the geographic location of the breeding facility must be clearly identified.

Are there records of geographic coordinates and location of each pond. Coordinates must specify the center of the area of production (if the area is smaller than 1 ha) or the angle of the ground (if the area is greater than 1 ha). The coordinates (latitude and longitude as degrees and minutes) must be accurate to two decimal digits of minute (for example 150 22.65 ' N; 220 43.78 ' E) according to the system of coordinates VN2000.

Data about geographic coordinates must be entered into the database of the VietGAP by the management authority immediately when done.

1.1.4 the adopted base must lay in the planning of aquaculture development.

Breeding facility is located in the region of aquaculture planning and referenced according to the coordinates VN2000 or have the text confirmed by the local Government of the area farmed it is legal or competent authority allows.

1.2 records 1.2.1 the adopted base notes to build the system of marking for each area produced and shown on the diagram/map.

Must have signage, the Sea mark for each pond and the diagram/map indicating each specific part like the pond area, channel level, channel drain, pond, barn and can reference marker system.

1.2.2 must have overall and detailed notes to each of the pond includes information on aquaculture activities occur at the facility.

Records records are full of information about the manufacturing process until the harvest in all ponds and other related activities of the adopted basis include:-purchase records include contracts, purchase orders, invoice notes about each product to enter and check order entered.

-Records storage the materials related to the production and storage.

-Production of records from the renovated pond to harvest stitching (including each log ponds). This profile must ensure to provide enough information that VietGAP requirements.

-The notes of orders received and export bills go if available.

1.2.3 the adopted basis must have records and documentation about ensure the hygiene conditions of food safety (FOOD HYGIENE).

Must have proven records of breeding establishments comply with FOOD HYGIENE conditions and documentation ensuring the adopted basis meet FOOD HYGIENE regulations of the State.

1.3 1.3.1 traceability in case the adopted base just registered VietGAP certificate for part of the product must have distinct systems prove the products are certified and not certified VietGAP VietGAP.

The adopted basis to declare the whole information of the farm are owned and manufactured products of the same type and level supplement extra VietGAP codes to distinguish products that are VietGAP and product certification certificate No VietGAP.

To have a system that can distinguish the spot to avoid confusion between products and non certificate VietGAP certificate. Can be made via intuitive or identified through the process of preliminary products, through the associated profile (e.g. number of ponds).

1.3.2 the move aquatic animals feed inside the base, from outside or from inside out are saved to the profile and retrieved.

Must have traceability on all livestock movement activities throughout the life cycle: move inside the base, from outside or from inside out. The information includes the name of the species, number, biomass, number of ao/area.

2. The quality and food safety aquaculture guidelines to ensure the quality and safety of food by way of compliance with the standards and regulations of the State and the provisions of the food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Content standards-standards standard 2.1 compliance control of drugs, chemicals and Biologicals.


2.1.1 the adopted basis to perform inventory, updated all the drugs, chemicals, biological products in stock.

To establish a category of drugs, chemicals, biological products in stock and made monthly inventory. This list is constantly being updated for all product warehousing, storage and use.

2.1.2 the adopted basis only used those drugs, chemicals, Biologicals are in the list of allowed competent and treatments were professional officers the instructions applicable to each particular species.

Only used the drugs, chemicals, Biologicals are in the list of allowed competent and treatments were professional officers the instructions applicable to the species have specific names.

Must have a table that lists all the types of chemicals can use in breeding base as part of plans to manage aquatic animal health (standard 3.1.1).

2.1.3 the adopted base to preserve the drugs, chemicals, biological preparations according to the instructions indicated on the label, the right regulations.

Drugs, chemicals, biological products must be stored in the repository, there are other conditions and according to the instructions indicated on the label.

The drugs, chemicals, biological products must be stored separately in order to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination, put in place solidly, good ventilation, no exposure to other chemicals.

2.1.4 the drugs, chemicals, biological products expired use must be removed properly.

Drugs, chemicals, biological products expired use removed must be regulated and must have records to prove.

2.2 2.2.1 foster facility hygiene must be a threat assessment on safety and hygiene.

A reviews the threat of safety to include the environmental hazard. The threat depends on the product being produced and/or offered. Risk assessment must be reviewed to adjust yearly and updated when there are changes.

2.2.2 foster facility must have a written safety guidelines.

The safety instructions have to be hung, stickers, display easy to see, with clear signs (with illustrations) and/or by (the) common language for workers. At a minimum, the guidelines should include:-requires hand washing;

-Tape sealed the wound on the skin;

-Restrict smoking, eating at work;

-Warning about all the possibilities of infection or a similar condition, including signs of infection (e.g., vomiting, jaundice, diarrhea) that if the affected employees will be prohibited from direct contact with aquatic products and food;

-Use suitable protective clothing.

2.3 2.3.1 waste sorts waste and potentially polluting sources must be identified at the facility.

Must have listing the types of waste (for example, paper, cardboard, plastics, oils, etc.) and the source of pollution (for example excess fertilizer, oil, fuel, emissions, noise, waste, chemicals, mud bath water/washing, food scraps, algae mortar off when dry mesh, etc.) generated in the process.

2.3.2 raising facility must have the system and the implementation of gathering, sorting, collection and disposal of garbage/waste regulated.

The type of the garbage/waste must be collected, classified, assembled and handled properly according to the rules.

Must have records of the collection, sorting, collection and treatment of waste of the breeding facility.

2.3.3 breeding facility to clean up garbage and waste.

No garbage/waste in around the area farmed or warehouse.

Do not burn the waste originated is plastic, paper or leave the substance in the environment all garbage and waste must be cleared, including the fuel spill.

2.3.4 breeding facility must have adequate septic toilet and waste water from the toilet does not make the production area contamination and water supply system.

Must have adequate septic toilets for workers at the facility and ensures waste water from the toilet is observed, the discharge of waste water system, not doing the manufacturing area contamination and water supply system.

Must have the removal of wastewater and waste collection vehicles are available when check out.

2.4 2.4.1 harvest harvesting and harvesting and transport of aquaculture products must be done properly, to ensure FOOD HYGIENE.

To make harvesting and transport of the product (if the adopted transport facility) to the place of consumption to ensure FOOD HYGIENE conditions. Must have notes on the process of harvesting and transportation. Workers must have the understanding of this issue.

2.4.2 between two rearing, breeding facility must perform disinfect and/or suspension.

Are available the records notes about the processes and/or disinfect the pause period appropriate breeding between the two rearing depending on the object and the specific farming conditions.

3. Manage aquatic animal health aquaculture guidelines must ensure the health and living conditions for aquatic animal feed by creating optimum conditions in terms of health, reduce stress, limit the risks of disease and maintain good breeding environment in all of the stitching of the production cycle.
Content standards-standards standard 3.1 compliance controls management plans aquatic animal health 3.1.1 Must have plans to manage the health of pets and are professional officials confirmed.

Must plan to manage aquatic animal health (QLSKĐVTS) signed the confirmation of professional officers.

The content of the plan include: the name and location of the adopted basis; Statistics of the disease has been discovered; The need to take precautions to handle the disease ever seen; The process of preparing the pond; The processes use the vacine (if available); Premises inspection program to detect the relevant pathogen; The process of water resources management to prevention; Records of the periodic inspection of the professional staff; The frequency and method of removing individuals infected or dead livestock; quarantine methods ponds have the disease; Other prevention methods if available; The same shipping process and products harvested; Plans to deal with outbreaks of disease including the reported disease happening for professional officers and the people concerned; The process of preventing the spread of disease.

3.1.2 all measures to treat animal diseases aquatic pets must be applied and recorded in accordance with the current rules (if any) and fit the QLSKĐVTS plan.

Breeders must know the treatment of animal diseases aquatic farming was, is, will apply and demonstrate that this approach is consistent with the current rules (if any) and the QLSKĐVTS plan.

3.2 3.2.1 food hatchling and hatchling release the feed must be purchased from the same supply base have been authorities certified.

Must have documented proof varieties are purchased from the base have been certified. The supplier for the animal breeding establishments must be registered/certified.

3.2.2 The same take on the adopted basis to ensure standard of Vietnam (TCVN) and must be quarantined.

Must have about the same quarantine certificate of authority; quarantine certificate must have a negative result for the common infectious diseases.

Hatchling to ISO (size, age) records of the same (the quarantine certificate, ISO certification) must be available at the facility.

3.2.3 food intake and feeding the feeding mode must match the needs of aquatic animal feed.

Must have tracking systems in place to ensure proper feeding food intake with the needs of the aquatic animal feed and record mode for everyday eating.

Feeding mode must follow a process/mode of raising or raising process has been regulating authority bodies.

3.2.4 use of food must have clear origins. If the food industry must obtain permission of authorities.

The food industry must be purchased from food production (or agent) has been licensed and feed must be in the list are allowed to circulate of State administration authorities.

Allowed to use homemade food but must ensure quality according to ISO and must record the composition and origin of raw materials made food.

3.2.5 the adopted basis must have documented records of the supplements to food if there use.

Must have detailed records about all the substances added to food for aquatic animals as colourings, antioxidants, immune stimulant, probiotics ... If there use.

The food and the supplements used in the breeding base have to be purchased from licensed suppliers.

3.2.6 the types of food, including food mixed drugs, must be preserved and used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

Breeders must be trained and instructed on how to preserve and use of food. Food must be stored and used in accordance with the procedures manual of the manufacturer (ask about the warehouse, storage conditions, the use and duration of use).

3.3 3.3.1 treatment does not use hormones and antibiotics to stimulate growth or prevention during the breeding process.

The hormones and antibiotics are not used to stimulate growth or prevention.

Only use antibiotics in farmed aquatic animals case are diagnostic expertise officer is already infectious disease.

Must have lists of antibiotics and dosages used in the breeding process.

3.3.2 breeding establishments must keep records of the purchase and the use of illegal veterinary drugs including the use of feed mixing pharmaceuticals.

The products used/preserved in the repository must be recorded according to the form prescribed. Purchase records include: date of purchase; Name of the product; The number of buying; The batch number; Expiry date; Provider name. Records of treatment include: batch number; Start date of treatment; The species name is treated; The number of aquatic biomass or treated; Dose and total volume of medication use; End date of treatment; The expiration date; Earliest days animals farmed seafood is harvested; Name (s) of person on drugs.

3.4 3.4.1 survival rate tracking

The number of varieties, the average volume, density and total biomass of aquatic animal feed must be monitored regularly.

The number of varieties, the average volume, density and biomass of aquatic animal feed must be regularly controlled in each production unit. The records must be available.

3.4.2 The aquatic animal breeding signs stressed or sick are recorded daily.

Aquatic animals for signs of stress or ill pets have to be recorded in the daily log Book.

3.4.3 the inspection and removal of aquatic animal feed die must be made daily.

Farmed aquatic animals died in the ponds must be removed every day the right way. In special cases (for example, bad weather, low death rate), you can remove the downloads. The number of aquatic animals pets die and death reasons must be documented.

Diary of the dead daily rate and death reason (if known), are available in each production unit. Workers must have an understanding of the health status of aquatic animals, aquatic animal reasons pets die.

3.4.4 foster facility must inform the relevant authorities about the disease as prescribed.

To notify the authorities when a disease according to the regulations of the Ministry of agriculture and rural development.

3.4.5 the adopted basis must have the system of gathering and processing of aquatic animals die as a rule.

Farmed aquatic animals were killed to be picked and handled properly according to the regulations of the State to make sure not to affect the environment and minimize the risk of spreading germs.

Is there a log record this process.

4. environmental protection principle that aquaculture operations must be done in a way to have the plan and is responsible for the environment, according to the regulations of the State and international commitments. Are there reviews the implications for the environment of the planning, development and implementation of aquaculture.
Content standards standards standards compliance control 4.1 Management 4.1.1 environmental impact farming establishments to environmental impact assessment (EIA) has the participation of the community and public announcement of results.

To have the EIA report which includes all the activities at the facility.

Process and the EIA report must comply with the regulations of the State and according to the instructions VietGAP.

4.1.2 the adopted base built after May 1999 must be located OUTSIDE of the mangrove forest ecosystems or the natural wetland areas have important significance in terms of ecology as stated in the EIA.

The breeding base built after May/1999 must have written confirmation of the local governments about the status and the use of land in the period from January 1999 to June 5, to build the camp.

Breeding facility to have the text of the local Government confirmed the time (months and years) to build the pond.

4.1.3 facility location and the related facility must be located outside the protected area (KVBT) national or international.

If the category is in V or KVBT VI the Union's international nature (IUCN), should have the consent of the governing body KVBT.

To prove the location of breeding establishments and related facilities are not in the national or international KVBT (in items from Ia to IV of the IUCN), or areas are determined by international treaties (for example the RAMSAR or World Heritage). The demonstration should include the geographic location when registering. If the reserve is located in the category V or VI, the auditor must communicate with the management agency to determine base KVBT pets are in line with the objectives of management KVBT or not. Information should be public.

4.2 water 4.2.1 waste and use the infrastructure of the base raising water levels to ensure no contaminated waste water and supply system must be independent of each other and managed to avoid polluting water sources.

4.2.2 water use and waste discharge must comply with the requirements of the relevant authorities.

To have the diary notes about the amount of water taken in annually. Waste water environment must meet the quality criteria as defined by the State.

4.2.3 do not use running water (tap water) to dilute, reduces the salinity of the pond.

Country living water (tap water) may not be used to dilute, do lower the salinity in the pond (for brackish water farming). If using ground water (well water) must comply with the law.

4.2.4 breeding base is regularly monitoring and water quality management.

To evaluate the risk for the aquatic animal feed based on the monitoring and management system for water quality in place. The assessment of the threat must include the appropriate sampling points (in each breeding system or entire breeding facility) and the water quality criteria such as temperature, salinity, dissolved O2, levels, pH, alkalinity, NH3, H2S. Records records must be available at each facility. Frequency of water quality depending on each specific breeding species under current rules.

4.2.5 foster facility not be made salty the natural fresh water sources.

The adopted basis must be designed and managed to limit the source natural fresh water salty. Not salty discharge into natural freshwater sources.

4.2.6 The authorities and local communities must be informed when salty underground water sources.

Breeding establishments must inform the competent authorities and the local community when there are salty occur related to aquaculture activities (for brackish water farming).

4.2.7 sludge from the adopted basis must be collected and properly stored.

The mud left over from the Canal and from ponds to maintain the depth must be picked up and stored properly to avoid salty soil, groundwater and not cause ecological damage for areas with mangroves or other sensitive ecological areas.

The removal of special mud must be done according to regulations. When no specific regulations, special mud should be collected and eliminated in a separate area and have managed.

4.3 4.3.1 pest control does not apply pest control method is lethal for animals.

The devices prevent pest breeding aquatic animals to ensure the safety of the animals. This requirement applies to all pest species in the process of raising except for aquatic animals in the stage of preparation of the pond.

4.3.2 operation of breeding facility not be lethal for those species listed in the Red data book Vietnam.

Must use protective measures when there are species of animals are in the Red Book of Vietnam is likely to appear in the area.

5. The socio-economic aspects of the principle of aquaculture must be done in a responsible way with society, respect the local community culture, accepted the State's regulations and the agreements of the International Labour Organization (ILO) labour rights , does not affect the livelihood of the people and the surrounding community. Aquaculture must actively contribute to the rural development, benefit, fairness and contribute to poverty reduction as intensify the local food security. So that the social-economic issues must be considered in all phases of the process of farming from the construction, development and implementation of aquaculture planning.
Content standards standards standards compliance controls 5.1 5.1.1 working conditions of all workers hired in the adopted basis must be 15 years of age.

Only use enough workers 15 years old and must have a list and a copy of identity card of all workers at the facility.

5.1.2 for workers under 18 years of age, breeding establishments must apply the following working conditions: 1-have the right to go to school (if desired);

2-total number of working hours must not exceed 8 hours per day;

3-limitation in the level of light, simple labor;

4-not dangerous to life must have A daily job description, for each of the workers under age 18.

Limited to the level of light, simple labor jobs does not cause harm to the health and development of workers, does not affect learning or weaken the capacity of receiving knowledge.

Dangerous work life is due to the nature of the work or working conditions to do harm to the health, safety and morale of employees.

5.1.3 workers must be allowed to leave and receive adequate remuneration for work all day at last when the application breaks.

Must have labor contracts with the terms clearly. Workers are allowed to self manage their vacation time. Employers who do not hold back though as part of salary, bonus, property or documents of workers to force them to continue to work for themselves.

5.1.4 employees are allowed to establish or join the organizations to defend their rights (including the right to collective negotiation) without user intervention workers and not suffer the consequences after the implementation of this right.

Workers have the right to join organizations that protect their rights such as collective bargaining or Union in accordance with the labor law.

5.1.5 workers do not suffer any discrimination from employers or the other workers at the base.

Are there rules against discrimination in writing due to home base construction and farming issued (can burn in the rules). No discrimination of race, status, native origin, religion, disability, gender, age or any other condition that may be the root causes of discrimination.

5.1.6 pet owners to respect the dignity of all workers for hire.

Employees must always be treated in a respectful way (e.g. no infringement of the body). Workers not deducted the wages due to the discipline.

5.1.7 time working overtime to ensure the following conditions: 1-is voluntary;

2-do not exceed the maximum prescribed by the State;

3-it happens only in special cases (not often);

4-Be remunerated more highly regulated.

Workers confirm that work overtime is voluntary. Table of confirmed timekeeping maximum overtime per week and confirm overtime occur only in special cases, not routinely. The contract must specify the wages paid for overtime labor law suit.

5.1.8 the living conditions of workers to ensure hygiene.

The tools for hand washing, drinking, dining, kitchen, food and resting area for employees to ensure sanitation, clean.

5.2 health and labor safety 5.2.1 home base feed must have a written assessment of the threat to health, the safety of workers and settlement processes.

Must have A review about the threat to the health, the safety of workers and is updated every time there is a change (for example, new machinery, new buildings, new plant protection drugs, cultivating techniques change etc.).

The process of resolving issues related to the protection of the health and labor safety must conform to the conditions of the facility, including a solution to deal with the accident, the emergency backup plans, equipment and labor protection, the risks have been identified , accident insurance.

5.2.2 pet owners must create the living environment and work safety for workers.

Workers are protected against the harmful as drinking water, living conditions, hygiene, the environment is safe. Accommodation for workers must be constructed from materials of sufficient durability, safe and hygienic.

5.2.3 all workers must receive training, guidance on health and safety.

Pet owners must training on health and safety for workers when there are materials or equipment.

5.2.4 all accidents must be documented and must have the action handles for each accident.

Must have record all accidents, though mild, occur and resolve specific actions. There is evidence about the actions addressed (for example invoices payment of drugs etc.).

5.3 contracts and wages (wages) 5.3.1 employees often have to have labor contracts and clearly understand the terms stated in their employment contract.

All regular workers in breeding establishments are required to have labor contracts.

Case workers are members of the family of pet owners do not need to sign the labor contract.

5.3.2 maximum probationary period must correct according to the current rules of the State.

Labor contracts and interviews with workers confirmed this.

5.3.3 pet owners to pay no lower than the minimum wage in accordance with the current legislation.

The legal minimum wage regulations applied to breeding establishments are in full compliance.

The employment contract of workers, payroll and workers ' interviews manifested a foster facility compliance regulations about the minimum wage.

5.3.4 Are there the table record clocking of working hours of labour in each breeding facility.

Is there a list of employees and the Timekeeping by the hour.

5.3.5 the salary or wages must be paid in cash or by the most convenient way for workers.

Interviews with workers expressing the adopted base there.

5.4 5.4.1 communication channels for livestock owners must ensure that all employees have the appropriate communication channel with the employer on issues related to labour rights and working conditions.

Suggestion box is available in the facility. Interviews with workers expressing the adopted base there.

5.4.2 all the hard problems that workers raised to be a foster home base review and feedback.

Pet owners must have statistics and keep track of the hard problems that workers are given (including the complaint), and the feedback has been made. Interview with staff reflecting the validity.

5.5 5.5.1 community problems in the breeding facility Owner to build and apply the conflict resolution for the surrounding community.

Pet owners must have compromise and solution of contradictions with respect to the adjacent farming households and the surrounding community. Is there an archive of issues on specific hour complaints and feedback routes (with the minutes and signed by the local community to confirm). When held in a meeting with the community, need to have the program and meeting minutes signed by Government representatives and at least one local trade union organization or a civil society organization that has credibility.