Godaco gets fourth BAP star for pangasius production facilities in Vietnam

Published on
December 15, 2016

Godaco Seafood, an integrated *pangasius production company based in Tien Giang, Vietnam, has received its fourth star as part of its participation in the Global Aquaculture Association’s Best Aquaculture Practices program.

The certification makes Godaco the second Vietnamese pangasius company to earn four stars in the BAP program, after Vinh Hoan earned its fourth star last year.

Godaco was founded in 1997 and now employs more than 3,800 people in Vietnam. In August, the company brought online a new production facility in Ben Tre, Vietnam focused on value-added products. The new certification ensures best practices throughout Godaco’s farming, feeding, processing, and production, including the new facility.

“The addition of four-star BAP is a critical point of commitment to our customers, the market and the industry to providing leadership in high-quality food safety, traceability and sustainability standards,” Godaco Executive Director Jonathan F. Wilson said in a press release.

Wilson said the certification would help it further grow its market share in Asian, European and American markets, as it aims for expansion in both the retail and food service sectors.

“Achieving four-star BAP certification shows Godaco is a quality producer and committed to producing world-class seafood solutions for our global customers,” Wilson said. “It is Godaco’s goal to pursue full development in the pangasius industry globally through dedication to quality, traceability and sustainability as well as unique solutions throughout the value chain, including value-added products.”

*Pangasius is the species being highlighted during Day 6 of SeafoodSource’s “12 Days of Seafood” campaign. Find below more relevant news and resources regarding pangasius:

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