Directorate of Fisheries of Viet Nam was proud to be hosting the 10th Regional Aquafeed Forum (RAF10). The event was organized in collaboration with Aquaculture Testing and Accreditation Center (ASTAC), Faculty of Fisheries – Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA), Research Institute for Aquaculture No 1, No2 and No3, Nha Trang University, Nong Lam University and Can Tho University. The RAF10 is a platform for research scientists, ingredient suppliers, aquafeed producers, managers, large-scaled farmers and related stakeholders involved in aquafeed industry in Asia and Pacific Region to share their experience, knowledge and to develop partnership. This year, RAF10 event attracted over 150 attendees/exhibitors for 3 days, from September 29th to October 1st, 2018, in Ha Noi capital, Viet Nam.
As usual, Neovia Vietnam participated and sponsored for this event. This year, the presentation is about shrimp farming technology named BIOSIPEC – Innovation and Intensive shrimp farming which provided many interesting information for audiences.
For the first time in RAF, the updated information on Vietnamese and regional regulations on aquaculture feed management were shared and discussed. This was an important opportunity for all feed manufacturers and traders to discuss with authorities on ad-hoc issues that might happen while doing business and production of aquafeed in Viet Nam and in the region. It was also opportunity for investors to involve in this sector.
RAF was also a platform for all stakeholders in aquafeed industry to strengthen their business partnerships. As with most RAF events, there were plenty of opportunities to network, socialize and collaborate during both formal and informal functions. This element of the forum was so important that organizer planned a “Field visit” on the last day which encouraged researchers and ingredient suppliers with industry interactions to network and/or expand business opportunity. The RAF10 was also an opportunity to discuss and debate the current and looming issues faced by the aquaculture feed sector and to develop innovative and novel ways to overcome them.