Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) executive board warmly gives the best happy birthday wishes to 21 member companies on the occasion of their foundation days on July 2014.
According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), Viet Nam harvested 595,000 MT of seafood in July, up 3.3 percent year-on-year. The figure included 418,500 MT of fish, up 2 percent and 96.200 MT of shrimp, up 8.3 percent year-on-year.
Through June 2014, the value of Vietnam’s shrimp exports reached nearly $1.8 billion. If diseases remain under control and shrimp prices don’t crash, Vietnam’s shrimp exports could surpass $3.5 billion in 2014!
As of June 25, Hung Ca Co., Ltd has 4 farming areas certified VietGAP on the area of 104.8 hectares and the estimated output of 41,800 MT.
The nation enjoyed a trade surplus of US$1.26 billion in the first seven months of the year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MoPI) General Statistics Office.
The National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) developed biotechnology that will make it possible to produce rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) neo-males for the first time in the country. These organisms have the potential to produce only female specimens of the species, which prove to be highly demanding in the Mexican market.
GAA is presenting a "Commitment to Excellence" award to Minh Phu Seafood Group, Stapimex Group and UTXI Aquatic Products Processing Group for their dedication to responsible aquaculture and the BAP program.
The Philippines has failed to seize big market opportunities in shrimp with flat production since the 1990s at around 50,000 metric tons (MT) while Thailand and Indonesia are producing around 500,000 MT from about the same level as Philippines’ three decades ago.
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