Fish farm


Norway and Viet Nam have cooperated in the fisheries sector for nearly 40 years. Norway helped Viet Nam develop the first Fisheries Law in 2003 and its implementing documents; supported surveys of aquatic resources; capacity building projects and activities in the fisheries sector.

  • In May 2021, the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development signed a Letter of Intent on strengthening and developing cooperation in marine aquaculture industry. The LOI signing ceremony took place under the framework of the 50th anniversary of Norway-Vietnam diplomatic ties (1971-2021).
  • Norwegian research institutions including Tromsø University, University of Bergen and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have partnered with Nha Trang University to build a solid scientific research Centre with high quality education and competence in the marine sector.
  • Since 2019, the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO) has been working with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to develop a set of job descriptions for some key positions in the Viet Nam’s marine aquaculture industry. In addition, NHO and VCCI have worked together on developing occupational standards and occupational skills standards for some core job positions in marine aquaculture in Viet Nam; developing training curriculum and training manual for the selected occupations; and training for trainers. 
  • Aquaculture Research Institute 1 (RIA1) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam also benefited from Norway's Technical.Norway also provided Research Vessels to support Viet Nam in research activities in the fisheries sector.
  • Many leaders and experts of the Vietnamese fisheries industry have been trained in Norway and are now using their knowledge and expertise to contribute to the development of Viet Nam's fisheries industry.