Experts have advised tra fish businesses to focus on the Asian market, particularly China and countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017 in anticipation of difficulties from the current main markets of the US and EU.
VOV.VN - China is considered an emerging market of Vietnam seafood, and exports to the market are expected to hit US$1 billion this year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
VOV.VN - Vietnam catfish exports to the US market face being shut down this coming September 2, after efforts to abolish a program shifting regulation of catfish producers to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) fails.
Incorrect news broadcast by overseas media can hurt exports of tra fish this year, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Producers and Exporters (VASEP) has said.
Aquatic exports are likely to increase 5% from last year to US$7.4 billion in 2017, despite difficulties in overseas markets and fiercer competition, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said.
VOV.VN - Tra fish (Vietnamese catfish) exports in 2016 increased by 7% to US$1.66 billion, accounting for 24% of total seafood export value.
The Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has set a goal of US$7.1 billion in seafood export revenue in 2017.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese catfish exports to the EU continue to plummet amid long-standing concerns with respect to the quality of the controversial farm-raised pangasius species, commercially sold as basa, tra or swai products.
China (including Hong Kong) is more likely to become Vietnam’s largest tra fish market in 2017, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has produced 400,000 tonnes of tra fish a year, marking the highest output in the region.
Vietnam’s tra fish exports to mainland China and Hong Kong in the first nine months of this year were US$201.9 million, up 75.6% against the same period last year.
The country’s seafood exports are expected to reach US$7 billion this year, a year-on-year increase of 5.5 %, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Producers and Exporters (Vasep).
Earnings from Tra fish exports are expected to increase 5% to reach US$1.6-1.7 billion in 2016, according to Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP).
Vietnamese businesses which have never exported Siluriformes fish (catfish) products to the US have been asked to temporarily stop registering exports to that country.
VOV.VN - Seafood exports inched up 4.1% to US$4.3 billion in the first eight months of this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The Vietnam Pangasius Association launched a trading website and a farming e-map of Tra fish at a ceremony in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on July 27.
Siluriformes fish products, meant for export to the US, will undergo safety tests from July 17 to October 15, the National Agro–Forestry–Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD) said.
Export of farmed fish brought home nearly US$3.1 billion in the first six months of the year, a year-on-year surge of 3.8%, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
Total export value of Tra fish reached US$616 million in the first six months of this year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
The Vietnam Pangasius Association (VPA) will take various measures to achieve the stable and sustainable development of tra fish between now and 2019, said its new Chairman Duong Nghia Quoc at the VPA’s second Congress in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 19.