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Rabobank: Shrimp industry bouncing back from EMS

Early mortality syndrome (EMS) – technically known as acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (AHPNS) – is the No.1 challenge currently facing the global shrimp farming industry, having devastated production sites across Southeast Asia and Central America in the past two years.

ASC groups together aquaculture standards

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced a project to combine its eight farm standards into one core ASC standard. The council plans on harmonizing criteria where possible while maintaining species’ or production method specific requirements where needed.

Tra fish exporters adapt to tougher markets

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam has urged tra fish processors and exporters to tighten quality control over fish fry at farms and input materials to meet international quality standards in the context of forecast difficulties for tra fish export next year.

Tra fish export to US reduces due to antidumping tax

Vietnam’s tra fish export turnover to the US was recorded at US$273.3 million in the first ten months this year, down 16.2 percent over the same period last year, reported the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers and the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

LATVIA: New Indoor Project Brings Shrimp Farming to Colder Climates

A shrimp farming project is currently underway in Riga, Latvia, producing high quality shrimp in a Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS).

EU warns four more countries on IUU fishing

The European Commission today added four more countries — the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines — to its list of nations warned about non-cooperation in fighting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Giant fish sell like hot cakes in Ho Chi Minh City restaurants

A Siamese giant carp weighing 127kg was sold within three days at a restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City at a costly price of three or four million Vietnamese dong (US$144-192) per kilogram.