VASEP welcomed the decision of DOC on Vietnamese pangasius

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), Vietnam’s leading trade association representing USD 5 billion worth of fish and shellfish, and whose member companies employ hundreds of thousands of workers on farms and in processing plants in Vietnam, would like to make the following statement regarding the outcome today’s Final Ruling on Duties for Period of Review 6: Read more of this post


Ca Mau shrimp breeders face shortage of fry

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Ca Mau, the country’s biggest prawn producer, is plagued by a shortage of fry for farming due to rising demand.

Nguyen Chi Van, who has a four-hectare prawn farm in Dam Doi District’s Ta An Khuong Dong Commune, said he has made three unfruitful trips to the district market selling juveniles for the current breeding season. Read more of this post

Delta focus on farming to help beat inflation

Can Tho City and 12 provinces in the Mekong Delta have focuses on agriculture to implement a government resolution that aims to curb inflation and secure livelihoods.

Vuong Binh Thanh, deputy chairman of the An Giang Province People’s Committee, said of An Giang’s five action plans to implement Government Resolution 11 Read more of this post

Kien Giang: Industrial shrimp farming area to amount to 5,000-7,000 ha in 2015

Kien Giang People’s Committee set the target to increase the industrial shrimp farming area to 5,000 – 7,000 ha in 2015. Accordingly, shrimp output is expected to reach around 45,000 – 63,000 MT.

According to the agriculture sector’s report, in 2010, the province’s black tiger shrimp and vannamei farming area exceeded 81,700ha with output of more than 34,700MT, up respectively 5.56 percent and 11.31 percent in comparison with 2009. The industrial farming area increased by 6.93 percent to 1,080ha and the output by 28.1 percent to 12,150MT. Read more of this post

VN’s agroforestry, fisheries exports rise

Vietnam’s agroforestry and fisheries value is estimated at 5.4 billion USD in the first quarter of 2011, a year-on-year rise of 33.3 percent, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Of the total value, major farm products accounted for 3.4 billion USD, up 56.2 percent while fisheries made up 1.1 billion USD, up 22 percent, and forestry products represented 809 million USD, up 1.2 percent. Read more of this post

Mekong River delta focuses on agricultural and rural development

Mekong River delta provinces are focusing on agricultural production and the training of rural workers to create sustainable development for the region.

Leaders of provinces said that provinces would produce 2-3 rice seasons per year on nearly 2 million hectares of land, bringing rice production in a year to 3.8 million hectares, with a productivity of 21-22 million tons, satisfying the demand for export. Read more of this post

Traceability Guide For US Seafood Supply Chain

A new implementation guide for applying traceability standards in the US seafood supply chain has been announced by the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and GS1 US at the International Boston Seafood Show.

Tha Aquaculture Roundtable Series 2011 in Singapore on August 2011

The Aquaculture Roundtable Series 2011 will be organized in Singapore on 17th  and 18th August 2011.

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While modern aquaculture has been around for the past 40 years, it has not developed at the speed expected of an industry that has the enormous responsibility of creating an alternative source of seafood to the dwindling capture fisheries. One of the major contributing factors is the lack of direction, coordination and technology development to propel the industry into the next level. Read more of this post

NACA released the guideline on Aquaculture Society Certification

Display full image These guidelines are the key output of the MPEDA/NaCSA/NACA collaborative project on the certification of aquaculture societies.

Draft guidelines developed by the project partners were discussed at the inception meeting on aquacutlure society certifiction held at Kakinada during 1-2 September 2009. The meeting was attended by leaders of the aquaculture societies, representatives of certifying bodies and institutions.

As per the recommendations of the inception meeting, pilot testing of group certification was carried out during January to September 2010 in three societies and the draft guidelines were revised in October 2010, considering the lessons learnt from the pilot testing. Read more of this post

Upbeat atmosphere in Boston

The 2011 International Boston Seafood Show is in the books. After three days of meeting and greeting — and wheeling and dealing — seafood buyers and sellers are taking a collective breath.

The atmosphere of this year’s event was upbeat. And with the tragedy in Japan fresh in everyone’s mind, the event had the potential to take on a dour feel. But seafood is a resilient, closely knit community, always willing to lend a hand in a time of need. Read more of this post

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