By the end of June 2024, Hoa Binh province has 9 processed seafood products recognized with OCOP 3 and 4 star standards. Building and developing OCOP products is one of the important solutions to develop sustainable aquaculture.

Developing OCOP products helps increase the value of aquatic products. Photo taken in Binh Thanh commune, Cao Phong district, Hoa Binh province.

With a large hydroelectric lake, Hoa Binh is one of the five provinces with the greatest potential in the country for economic development of lake fisheries. In recent years, Hoa Binh province has issued policies to encourage and support the development of sustainable cage fish farming; building the brands "Da River Fish - Hoa Binh" and "Da River Shrimp - Hoa Binh" (certified by the Department of Intellectual Property). 

In addition, Hoa Binh province promoted the development of OCOP aquatic products and brought practical results in promoting and consuming the products. Up to now, Hoa Binh province has 9 processed products (fish fillets, fish floss) certified with OCOP, including: 5 products with 4 stars and 4 products with 3 stars. 
In 2023, Da River black carp and Da River barbel fish are products of Da Giang ECO Cooperative, Tien Phong commune, Da Bac district that are recognized as 3-star OCOP products. With 5 hamlets bordering Hoa Binh hydroelectric lake, cage fish farming has developed in this commune.

Comrade Bui Khac Vinh, Head of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Da Bac district, Hoa Binh province said: Building OCOP products on fisheries is one of the important solutions that the district has been implementing to develop OCOP products. Develop cage fish farming commensurate with its potential and advantages. 

Comrade Luong Thanh Hai, Director of Hoa Binh Provincial Department of Fisheries said: Currently, the Agriculture and Rural Development sector focuses on testing cage fish farming models according to VietGAP standards; build and develop OCOP products to improve product quality and value. Besides, build chain link models from seed production, farming, processing, and marketing. Encourage the development of cooperatives, linking production with product consumption in a concentrated, large-scale manner associated with the application of quality standards.

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