China and ASEAN member countries have long history of aquaculture practices. The industrialization of aquaculture has been gain high attention of the government authorities; more and more concern on the responsible and sustainable aquaculture development has been raised. With the concern of food safety and quality, the legislation and guidance on the aquaculture industry development need to pay attention. Presently, along with the fast development of aquaculture technology, there are challenges between the increasing demand of modern technology in aquaculture as well as aquaculture industrialization and the trend of sustainable development.
Aquaculture industrialization is driven by market economy, through different organization forms, i.e. company lead, association lead, or market lead farmers groups, with increasing demand of domestic and international markets, each parts of the industry-chain, such as seed, feed, production, machinery, processing, marketing, were integrated and run with high efficiency for the develop of benefits to the people and provide support to the whole production and industry chain, some of them have specified development for the aquaculture, either improved the efficiency in pre-production, in-production and post-harvest management.
To enhance the cooperation and to strengthen the exchange and collaboration between China and ASEAN member countries, under the memorandum of agreement on the framework of China-ASEAN agricultural cooperation, Freshwater Fisheries Research Center of Chinese Academy of Fisheries Science (FFRC/CAFS) conducted a Seminar on Aquaculture Development and Industrialization sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, People’s Republic of China.