According to the Decision, the key aquatic species must meet four criteria:
1. On the list of aquatic species permitted in Vietnam.
2. Create more jobs and higher income; promote the efficiency of natural resources and natural condition and be able to adapt to climate change.
3. High productivity,
4. Creating high value-added products
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development manages and directs to making strategies, plans on developing aquatic species nationwide; manages up-to-date information on the development of key aquaculture species based on national fisheries data; propose the Prime Minister to adjust the regulations on the reared aquatic animal breeds.
The People's Committee of provinces is responsible for managing, formulating and directing the implementation of strategies, plans to develop key aquatic animal species in localities.
The organizations and individuals who register to breed aquatic species under current regulations will enjoy policies according to the provisions of law.
This Decision takes effect on January 30, 2019.