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Food producers urged to add value

Enterprises in the food industry should focus more on improving production technologies to create products with added value, delegates said at a conference in HCM City yesterday.

EU aquaculture production to double by 2030

A recent study undertaken for the European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries by the European Aquaculture Society, the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers and the University of Stirling Institute of Aquaculture, has shed insight into the potential long-term economic and ecological impacts of increasing aquaculture in the EU.

Vietnam, Russia strive for 7 billion USD in trade by 2015

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on November 25 had a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Sochi city, during which they agreed to work harder to raise bilateral trade to 7 billion USD by 2015 and 10 billion USD by 2020.

Shrimp exports to RoK surge sharply

Viet Nam's shrimp exports to the Republic of Korea (RoK) increased by 50.2% against the same period last year, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Vietnam set up first int’l agriculture research centre

The Vietnam government on November 27 gave its full backing to a proposed the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) technical assistance package, which in essence establishes the nation’s first international agricultural research centre.

ISSF and African countries promote sustainable tuna fisheries

The Ministerial Conference on Fisheries Cooperation Among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean (ATLAFCO), also known as COMHAFAT, and ISSF have officially developed a working relationship based on the shared goal of promoting sustainability in tuna fishing. ATLAFCO advocates to promote ecologically healthy and productive ecosystems of tuna populations off of the West African Coast.

Prawn farming next big sector for Australia

Farmed salmon production is booming in Australia, and prawn farming is the next big sector to watch out for, according to a recent report from agribusiness research firm Rabobank International, “Smooth Sailing for the Australian Seafood Industry.”