August 4th 2016: Nha Trang University signed a cooperation agreement with Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) with the participation of Assoc. Prof Trang Si Trung – Rector of NTU, Mr. Truong Dinh Hoe - Secretary General of VASEP and representatives from both parties.
The two parties will cooperate in term of training and research, and information exchange. Particularly, in training and research, VASEP and NTU will co-organize short training courses for fishery businesses, co-host national and international symposiums; VASEP will support NTU to assess training quality to develop training programs suiting the demand of businesses and society; NTU will support to train VASEP’s staff.
Regarding information exchange and connection, VASEP and NTU will consider the possibility of cooperation or co-establish potential training programs or research institutes in the future; NTU will invite seniors of VASEP and other fishery businesses to give presentation about related issues to lecturers and students; VASEP will help NTU to connect businesses where lecturers and students can take filedtrips or internships; The both parties will collaborate to connect national and international research funds to help researchers to conduct research projects; The both parties will consider to build and operate the "Start Up Forum” on the VASEP’s portal.
Beside the agreement signing ceremony, the NTU delegation also participated in the Workshop "The research studies and technological application in fishery production" with 5 presentations in the fields: Supply chain structure and international food safety standards compliance – the case of Vietnam’s catfish and shrimp; The success and failure of the value-added fishery products in the EU market; Extract technology and application of protein from seafood waste by adjusting the pH; Improving the efficiency of shrimp processing through the development of value-added products from the remaining materials - a promising and feasible direction; Application of technological solutions to improve seafood quality after fishing;
NTU delegation at the workshop
VASEP is a non-governmental organization, based on the principles of voluntary, autonomy and equality. VASEP members include leading Vietnamese seafood producers and exporters with companies providing services in seafood sector. Based on mutual supports, the association was established on June 12th 1998 to coordinate and link enterprises operations, to improve value, quality and competitive capacity of Vietnamese seafood, to enhance source of raw material for seafood export, to represent and to protect legal interests of members.