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Fishermen need to band together

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat spoke about a proposal to form fishing fleets into more efficient groupings.

Does the ministry have policies about the development of groups of fishing boats in coastal provinces?

The ministry encourages fishermen to join fishing groups so that they can support each other in coping with natural disasters, share logistics work and fishing. Read more of this post

BESEACO to promote clam products in Vietfish 2011

From 2004 to now, Ben Tre Seafood Joint Stock Company (Beseaco) has annually participated in Vietfish show where they found a lot of new customers for their clam products.

According to BESEACO, at Vietfish 2011, the company continues to display and introduce two main export items including pangasius fillet and clam. The company also makes an appointment with some partners from EU, Asia and the U.S at the trade show. Read more of this post

SHATICO miss Vietfish 2011

Organized by Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), Vietfish Exhibition 2011 give priority to medium and small seafood companies from the North and Central of Vietnam as South Ha Tinh Seaproduct Import and Export Joint Stock Company (SHATICO). They can take part in the show without fee. Read more of this post

Jan-April: Seafood exports up 26 percent in value

In April 2011, Vietnam’s Seafood exportes reached nearly US$ 466 million in value, up 23.5 % against the same period last year.  

Seafood exports in Jan-April amounted to more than 404MT, worth US$1.6 billion, up 7.1 percent in volume and 26.3 percent in value over the same period last year.
Seafood exports to worldwide market during Jan-April are as follows:

Shrimp: 61,338MT (up 20%), US$573 million (up 34%). Average price to most export markets increased, for example, average export price to EU is at US$9.33 per kilo. Read more of this post

Seafood firms halt export on ‘Chinese sea ban’

An official announced Tuesday that 147 Vietnamese companies have stopped exporting and processing seafood products after Chinese vendors bought all of the supply at the source and Chinese ships have continued to illegally impede Vietnamese ships from fishing.
At a conference in Ho Chi Minh City, chaired by the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers, or VASEP, experts were told many Vietnamese seafood producers are seriously lacking seafood supplies. Read more of this post

22 Vietnamese firms enjoy shrimp anti-dumping duty at 0.01%

In response to the decision of the US Court of Trade INternational, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced its ammendment on final anti-dumping duty on shrimp import from Vietnam in the period from February 1st 2006 to January 1st 2007. 

According to the DOC’s list, all 22 Vietnamese shrimp exporters enjoy the tax of 0.01 percent. According to representatives of VASEP, if the verdict has no appeal, DOC will instruct the US Customs and Border Protection to impose anti-dumping tariffs for shipments imported the US market according to the amended tax and this is great news for our country’s shrimp exports. Read more of this post

Measures proposed to ensure Vietnamese fishers’ safety

A proposal has been submitted to the Govenment to establish control forces to protect fisheries in Viet Nam;s territorial waters, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has announced.

The forces would inspect foreign fishing vessels in Viet Nam’s territorial waters or in waters in which Viet Nam has signed agreements or conventions on fisheries with other countries. Besides punishing violators, these forces would also provide disaster relief and support to search-and-rescue operations, Phat said.

The proposal was motivated in part by increasing incidents of violations and a steep increase in cases of Vietnamese fishers captured by foreign forces. Read more of this post

Seafood exports to hit US$8 billion by 2020

Seafood exports are forecast to grow by 8-10% per year, with annual export value to grow from a current level of about US$5 billion to US$6.5-6.7 billion by 2015 and US$8 billion by 2020, said deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam.

The US, EU and Japan would continue to be the three main export markets for the nation’s seafood, accounting for 60-65% of total exports.

To meet the targets, the industry would move beyond its reliance on current key products like tra fish and shrimp and develop the export potential of other seafood products, including tuna, tilapia, shellfish and seaweed, Tam said. Read more of this post

Asean Plans To Integrate Its Fishing Industry In Four Years

The Fishery Department of Thailand will organise the COnference of Association of Southeast ASian Nations and The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (Asean-SEAFDEC Conference) at Sofitel Central Grand Hotel in Bangkok on June 13-17, Thai News AGency reported.

Jirawan Yaemprayoon, inspector-general of the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry, on Tuesday confirmed the holding of the Asean-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security towards 2020, noting that the theme of this year conference would be “Fish for the People 2020: Adaptation to a Changing Environment”. Read more of this post

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