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Viet Nam’s seafood export value touches US$5 billion mark

According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the country’s year-to-date seafood export turnover hit approximately US$5 billion, up 23.6 percent year-on-year.

Jan-Aug seafood production exceeds 4 million MT

Viet Nam’s total seafood production is estimated to hit 544,200 MT in August, up 2.3 percent year-on-year, reported General Statistics Office.

CPF to post strong gains in 2014

Bualuang Securities is expecting Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) to post strong earnings in 2014 thanks to the company’s sustained good livestock margins and improved overseas bottom-lines.

Seven-month exports to RoK increase 2.4%

Vietnamese exports to the Republic of Korea (RoK) rose 2.4% to US$3.66 billion in the first seven months of this year, according to Vietnam's General Department of Customs.

High-tech applications crucial for agriculture

Problems associated with transfer of high-tech applications need to be solved to help promote the growth of the HCM City High-Tech Agricultural Park (HHAP), heard a seminar held in HCM City on August 15.

Estimates of World Farmed Shrimp Production

At the Aquaculture Roundtable Series TARS 2014 (Phuket, Thailand, August 20-21, 2014), which is featuring “state-of-the-science” plenary presentations and interactive breakout sessions on shrimp farming, there were big discrepancies in the estimates of world production of farmed shrimp given by various speakers.

Tuna industry tackles quality issues

Exports of tuna, one of Viet Nam's major seafood products, grew by 51.2 per cent over the past five years. However, many Vietnamese fishermen still lack the catching and processing skills that would improve product quality and therefore value. The central coastal province of Binh Dinh is changing these habits by training fishermen in modern techniques. Cong Thanh reports.