is a non-governmental organization, based on the principles of voluntary, autonomy and equality.


Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS) is a non-governmental organization, based on the principles of voluntary, autonomy and equality. VINAFIS members include Vietnamese fishermen, aquaculture producers, fisheries processors and organizations providing services in fisheries sector. Based on mutual supports, the Society was established in 2000 under Vietnamese Government Decision No. 33/2000/QĐ-BTCCBCP dated 5th May 2000. VINAFIS is member of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front, and the Union of VietNam’s Scientific and Technological Associations.

Organization structure

VINAFIS system network through out VietNam, from central, provincial, district and commune levels:
  • At the Central:

    There is the VINAFIS head office located in Ha Noi, 02 Representative Offices located in Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City; 04 professional sections, 04 sub-units under VINAFIS i.e Vietnam Fisheries Magazine, Fisheries training and extension Centre.
  • At the local levels:

    There are 32 provincial VINAFIS with hundreds of thousands members.
  • There are over 80 collective members

    those are Universities, Research Institutes , and fisheries vocational colleges, companies operating in fisheries sector.
  • The Central Committee of VINAFIS consists of 85 members

    who are the former leaders from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the leaders from Departments, Institutes and training agencies under MARD, from Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) at provinces and from fisheries establishments.
  • Consultation Committee together with VINAFIS’s staffs

    who has a lot of experiences in research, training and making plan, implementing projects, especially providing comment to development of fisheries policy and projects application as well as improving capacity of fisheries organization.

Missions and Objectives

VINAFIS support its members in economy and technology in the field of production, business and services and to improve livelihood of Vietnamese fishermen.
To protect legitimate interests of its members and fishermen; promotes dialogues and brings opinions of members and fishermen to policy-makers in order to adjust and formulate policies of fisheries development towards to sustainability and international integration.
Share its experiences and exchange information on issues related to VietNam sustainable fisheries development between members and other organizations and Government bodies.


Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS)

10, Nguyen Cong Hoan str., Ba Dinh dist., Ha Noi, Viet Nam.
Tel/Fax : +84.24.3771.7739 - Email:;