VOV.VN - Following its recent ratification by the National Assembly, the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to present a window of opportunity for local seafood businesses to accelerate their exports in the post-novel coronavirus period, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has urged the fisheries sector to build a safe and high-quality seafood brand, continue increasing the quality of products, maintain traditional markets and develop new ones.
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.
Although the European Commission (EC)’s issuance of a yellow card warning has caused certain difficulties for fisheries businesses and fishermen of Vietnam, many experts said this is a chance for the country to restructure its fisheries sector.
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.
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s fisheries sector will focus on high-tech farming of shrimp and tra fish to get an export revenue of US$9 billion in 2018.
Social responsibility and product quality are vital to increase the competitiveness of Vietnam’s fisheries sector, said an official at a workshop in Hanoi on July 15.
(VOV) - The fisheries sector plans to break into its potential markets such as the US, EU, Japan and South Africa to increase its exports.
(VOV) - Despite capital shortages, high prices of input material, and adverse weather, the fisheries sector has put in a good performance in 2013, maintaining high growth and export markets.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Embassy of Denmark held a conference in Hanoi on Dec. 21 to review the second phase of a programme supporting Vietnam’s aquaculture development.
An estimated 33,000 workers out of the total of 5.5 million in the fisheries sector, or about 0.59 percent, were infected by HIV/AIDS in 2008.