Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia currently has a total population of 636 million, which the U.S. Census Bureau projects to increase to 697 million by 2025. Although there is a wide mix of cultures and religions, the region is relatively stable socially and politically. Southeast Asia’s economy is the sixth largest in the world. Collectively, ASEAN’s (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) largest economies, which include Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, is projected to continue its robust economic growth, boasting an approximate 5 – 6 percent annual average growth rate compared with 3.0 to 3.5 percent for the global economy.

With its growing population – an additional 6 million mouths to feed annually – and burgeoning middle-class consumers with rising disposable household incomes, Southeast Asia’s animal protein consumption is projected to achieve a compounded annual growth rate of 20 percent in the next five years. Largely dependent on imported raw feed ingredients, this region needs to increase its purchase of soybean and soybean meal exponentially to meet demand, especially considering that five countries in this region are ranked within the top 20 global broiler producers, five countries are ranked in the top 10 in global aquaculture production, and Vietnam and the Philippines rank #4 and #6 in global pork production, respectively. Total projected imports for U.S. soybeans into Southeast Asia in 2015 are about 3.4 MMT and 2.5 MMT of soybean meal, accounting for over 59 percent and an 18 percent share of the overall market, respectively. This is a 240 million bushel market for U.S. Soy.

Southeast Asia’s regional economies are relatively open and market-driven, and ASEAN countries have good relations with the United States. U.S. exports of agricultural products to ASEAN countries totaled $10.7 billion in 2013. Leading categories include: soybeans ($1.7 billion), dairy products ($1.3 billion), wheat ($1.1 billion), cotton ($923 million), and soybean meal ($909 million). Southeast Asia represents a market with a combined estimated GDP of more than $6 trillion in 2015. A core competency of the major markets in this region is its ability to adopt new technologies and management systems rapidly. Biotechnology acceptance is not a major issue.

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Southeast Asia Directory - Regional

Timothy Loh

Regional Director Southeast Asia

U.S. Soybean Export Council
541 Orchard Road
#11-03 Liat Towers
Republic of Singapore 238881

Curlyn Tan

Regional Accountant - SEA

Boon Yee Yeong

Senior Technical Consultant, Human Utilization - SEA

Lukas Manomaitis

Aquaculture Program Lead Technical Consultant - SEA

Charlotte Tan

Executive Assistant, SEA Regional Program Management Team

Chris Cheong

Technical Consultant, Feed Technology - SEA

Hsiang Pin Lan

Asia Marine Specialist, Aquaculture - SEA

Joyce Foo

Accounts Executive, Regional Accounting Team - SEA

Lily Tang

Accounts Executive, Regional Accounting Team - SEA

Sherbell Yap

Program Executive, Regional Program Management Team - SEA

Southeast Asia Directory - Phillipines

Ted Cortes

Country Representative - Philippines

Levy Manalac

Technical Consultant, Aquaculture - Philippines

Danna Laygo

Program Assistant - Philippines

Basilisa Reas

Technical Consultant, Animal Utilization - Philippines

Southeast Asia Directory - Indonesia

Ali Basry

Country Representative - Indonesia

Budi Tangendjaja

Technical Consultant, Animal Utilization - Indonesia

Dady Maskar

Technical Consultant, Human Utilization - Indonesia

Gede Sumiarsa

Local Coordinator, Aquaculture - Indonesia

Muhammad Ridha

Local Coordinator, Human Utilization - Indonesia

Handiman

Marketing Executive - Indonesia

Dina Pramecwari

Program Assistant - Indonesia

Southeast Asia Directory - Thailand

Orawan Suphamornphan

Program Assistant - Thailand

Opas Supamornpun

Country Representative - Thailand

Yaowaluck Boonsong

Marketing Executive - Thailand

Southeast Asia Directory - Vietnam

Tran Trong Chien

Country Representative - Vietnam

Nguyen Ngan Hanh

Marketing Executive - Vietnam

Diep Ngoc Phan

Accountant - Vietnam

Nguyen Vo Hoang

Technical Consultant, Aquaculture - Vietnam

Southeast Asia Directory - Myanmar

May Myat Noe Lwin

Technical Consultant, Aquaculture - Myanmar

Southeast Asia News

USSEC Featured in SeafoodSource.com Article

Monday, March 20, 2017
Category Aquaculture General News Southeast Asia 
USSEC’s aquaculture program in Southeast Asia is the centerpiece of SeafoodSource.com’s story, “Offshore Aquaculture Taking Off in Southeast Asia.” USSEC Aquaculture Program Lead Technical Consultant – SEA Lukas Manomaitis recently spoke to the publication about training and promotion programs to promote the use of U.S. Soy in aquaculture in key producing countries including Indonesia, Philippines, […]

USSEC’s aquaculture program in Southeast Asia is the centerpiece of SeafoodSource.com’s story, “Offshore Aquaculture Taking Off in Southeast Asia.” USSEC Aquaculture Program Lead Technical Consultant – SEA Lukas Manomaitis recently spoke to the publication about training and promotion programs to promote the use of U.S. Soy in aquaculture in key producing countries including Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Mr. Manomaitis discussed rising interest in offshore aquaculture, which species have the best potential for offshore aquaculture, and the growth in offshore cage aquaculture, among other topics.

To read the article in its entirety, please click here.

SeafoodSource.com’s website provides seafood buyers and sellers worldwide with in-depth news and information.

USSEC Conducts 2017 USSEC Aquaculture Feed Nutrition Workshop in Philippines

Monday, March 6, 2017
Category Aquaculture General News Southeast Asia 
USSEC – Southeast Asia (SEA) held its 2017 USSEC Aquaculture Feed Nutrition Workshop in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines on February 20.   Levy Loreto L. Manalac, USSEC Technical Consultant, Aquaculture – Philippines and Mark Newman, USSEC Feedmill and Nutrition Consultant, led the workshop. Mr. Newman presented how to utilize U.S. Soy products to reduce the […]

USSEC – Southeast Asia (SEA) held its 2017 USSEC Aquaculture Feed Nutrition Workshop in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines on February 20.

Participants in USSEC’s Aquaculture Feed Nutrition Workshop

 

Levy Loreto L. Manalac, USSEC Technical Consultant, Aquaculture – Philippines and Mark Newman, USSEC Feedmill and Nutrition Consultant, led the workshop. Mr. Newman presented how to utilize U.S. Soy products to reduce the amount of fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture feeds, information on milkfish nutrition, and how to maximize the value of feed ingredients in a high priced environment. Mr. Manalac introduced USSEC Soy in Aquaculture in SEA and the Philippines, and presented USSEC’s results on a milkfish feeding demonstration in the Philippines.

23 feedmill staff, salespeople, and managers from different aquaculture feedmills in Mindanao attended the workshop, in addition to representatives from a fisheries institution and a feed additive company.

USSEC consultant Mark Newman gives a presentation titled “The Utilization of Soy Products to Reduce the Amount of Fishmeal and Fish Oil in Aquaculture Feeds” during the 2017 USSEC Aquaculture Feed Nutrition Workshop in Park Inn by Radisson in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines on February 20

USSEC consultants with the staff of Vitarich Feed Corp. during the 2017 USSEC Aquaculture Feed Nutrition Workshop

USSEC Provides Technical Support to Marine Fish Farms in Philippines

Monday, February 13, 2017
Category Aquaculture General News Southeast Asia 
USSEC visited different marine fish farms in the Philippines to provide technical support and suggestions to improve their efficiency and production. USSEC was able to discuss and show on site proper feed management using the satiation setting technique using extruded floating feed. USSEC was able to provide additional knowledge and information in marine fish hatchery […]

USSEC visited different marine fish farms in the Philippines to provide technical support and suggestions to improve their efficiency and production. USSEC was able to discuss and show on site proper feed management using the satiation setting technique using extruded floating feed.

USSEC was able to provide additional knowledge and information in marine fish hatchery biosecurity and production improvement, and proper fish culture management and feeding management to marine fish cage operators in Luzon and Mindanao, Philippines.

Hsiang Pin Lan, USSEC Asia Marine Aquaculture Specialist, and Levy Loreto L. Manalac, USSEC Technical Manager – Aquaculture, Philippines discusses and demonstrates USSEC’s satiation feeding technique using extruded floating feeds to Carlos Co and staff of Oversea Feeds Corp. Marine fish Cage Farm in Carcar, Cebu, Philippines on December 12

Mr. Lan checks the nursery tanks and water filtration system of Finfiah Hatcheries Inc. to improve its marine fish fingerling production

 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia’s MMAF Continues to Support Development of Mariculture Industry

Monday, January 23, 2017
Category Aquaculture General News Southeast Asia 
Despite a budget reduction that took effect in 2017, Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) has continued to support the development of offshore mariculture in Indonesia. In addition to rehabilitating 1,000 cages, the ministry, in cooperation with state-owned company Perindo Management, will build offshore marine cages operation in three different locations in Indonesia […]

Despite a budget reduction that took effect in 2017, Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) has continued to support the development of offshore mariculture in Indonesia. In addition to rehabilitating 1,000 cages, the ministry, in cooperation with state-owned company Perindo Management, will build offshore marine cages operation in three different locations in Indonesia to promote the offshore mariculture system as well optimizing resources and improving seafood production, technology dissemination, and business diversifications (nursery), in addition to improving community income.

The locations selected for offshore mariculture farming are marine waters around Karimun Jawa in the Java Sea, marine waters around Cilacap and Pangandaran in the Indian Ocean, and Sabang Island in Aceh. The cages are expected to support the development of sea bass, pompano and cobia.

Each of the 6 cages, which are 50 meters in diameter, is expected to produce 500 metric tons (MT) per crop, thus targeting an additional 1500 MT in fish production from the three locations. Continued support from the government on mariculture development is in line with USSEC’s policy to support offshore mariculture. Mariculture production will increase the utilization of quality feed, including potential use of U.S. soybean meal in aquafeed.

IPA Applications Rush in Northern Vietnam Demonstrates Need for USSEC Training Courses

Monday, January 16, 2017
Category Aquaculture General News Southeast Asia 
  Last August, USSEC and Cargill teamed up to conduct a seminar that introduced intensive pond aquaculture (IPA) technology to Cargill farm customers in Hưng Yên, a province of Vietnam. Based on the knowledge they gained from the seminar and with the support of Nguyen Huu Tho, Cargill technical manager, farmers started to construct IPA […]

Ms. Tham, farm owner in Hung Yen province of Vietnam, shows the pond where she will construct more IPA raceways

 

Last August, USSEC and Cargill teamed up to conduct a seminar that introduced intensive pond aquaculture (IPA) technology to Cargill farm customers in Hưng Yên, a province of Vietnam. Based on the knowledge they gained from the seminar and with the support of Nguyen Huu Tho, Cargill technical manager, farmers started to construct IPA systems on their own land with equipment available locally.

Nguyễn Thị Thắm is among the first IPA adopters in northern Vietnam. She learned the IPA concept at the August seminar and constructed an IPA fixed floor raceway. She has a 3 ha farm, managed by her son, Vũ Duy Hào. At the same time, she ran a hub to collect fish from other farms to supply the market. After stocking tilapia for one month, she was very satisfied with the high survival rate compared to the same source of fingerlings stock to the traditional pond. She already plans to construct more raceways without waiting for the first IPA trial to finish.

There are currently six IPA sites in northern Vietnam: Mr. Phú in Bắc Giang, Mr. Trung in Bắc Ninh, Mr. Lừng in Hà Tây, Mr. Thao in Hà Tây, Mr. Hải in Hà Tây and Mr. Sơn in Thanh Hóa.

In November, USSEC Aquaculture Technical Director – Southeast Asia Lukas Manomaitis and USSEC Aquaculture Technical Manager – Vietnam Võ Hoàng Nguyên paid a visit to the IPA sites in Hưng Yên, Bắc Ninh and Thanh Hóa. They decided to conduct more visits to each IPA site and to organize training for farmers who are constructing and running IPAs by themselves in order to help them do it properly.