Vietnam now ranks fourth globally, first in Southeast Asia and second in Asia in terms of exports of seafood, and its products are now available in over 170 countries and territories worldwide.
The Prime Minister has agreed in principle the organisation of the forum on sustainable and climate-resilient development of the Mekong Delta in October 2019.
The fisheries sector is aiming at US$10 billion in the export of aquatic products in 2019, a year-on-year rise of 11%, according to the Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Vietnam’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 7.08% in 2018, the highest in the past 11 years, the General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on December 27.
Vietnam exported US$7.24 billion worth of aquatic products in the past 10 months, up 6.2% year-on-year, reported the Agro Processing Market Development Authority (Agrotrade) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The Vietnamese fishery sector needs a sustainable development strategy to stand firm in the world market for the long-run, experts have said.
Over 7.6 tonnes of fish fry of various kinds and 180,500 breeding fish of indigenous species were released into Vam Nao river, part of Hau river, in Cho Moi district, the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on August 24.
The Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish) 2018 kicked off at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on August 22.
The export turnover of agro-forestry-fishery products in July was estimated at US$2.85 billion, bringing the total value in the first seven months of 2018 to US$22.2 billion, a year-on-year rise of 7.8%.
Vietnam has become one of the three largest white-fleshed fish suppliers for Brazil, with the export value of Tra fish to the market reaching 104.7 million USD in 2017, up 54 percent against 2016.
Exports from the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau rose by 4.8% in the first half of 2018 to US$441 million, with aquatic products making up a majority of the total.
Vietnam’s total import-export value was estimated at US$182.8 billion in the first five months of this year, up 11.9% annually, said the General Department of Customs on May 30.
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho earned an estimated US$618.5 million from exports in the first five months of this year, up 20% year on year.
A delegation of the European Commission (EC) is visiting Vietnam from May 15-24 to inspect the outcomes of the country’s measures to control illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The Vietnam Agricultural Product Week 2018 will offer various kinds of farm produce such as fruits, vegetables, aquatic products, processed food and beverages at France’s Rungis market from June 26-28.
The People’s Committee of Da Nang has promulgated a plan on fisheries inspection across the central city to ensure the origins of aquatic products.
Vietnam earned some US$2.4 billion from exporting aquatic products in the first four months of 2018, representing a year-on-year rise of 13%.
A Vietnam – Iran business dialogue took place in Hanoi on April 17 to discuss business opportunities between the two countries.
It is necessary to develop the fisheries sector based on three pillars of chain exploitation, processing aligned with the market and using science and technology to develop aquaculture, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong.
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang raked in nearly US$137 million from exports during the first three months of this year, an 81% increase from the same period last year.