Your Favorite blog is changing address! www.vietnamseafoodnews.com

Hi eveyone,

I am happy to announce that your favorite blog about Seafood in Vietnam is changing address.

www.vietnamseafoodnews.com 

We keep the same concept:

– we gather all news about the Seafood Industry in Vietnam

– We publish all your news, new project ideas, opinion

– Still 100% free!!

Now we have a specific email address: vietnamseafoodnews@gmail.com

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Thanks for your support!

The Editor, Xavier.

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Nha Trang releases breeding shrimp, fish into sea

Nha Trand city authorities yesterday released more than 400,000 shrimps and 7,500 barramundi fish into the sea at Tam isle and Bay Lagoon to improve stock in the sea.

It serves as a call for everybody to protect the country’s marine ecosystem, Le Xuan Than, deputy chairman of the central Khanh Hoa Province People’s Committee, said.

“Besides exhorting the public to contribute to the protection of marine resources, relevant agencies themselves must take regular action,” he added.  Read more of this post

Thai Union gains top-level aquaculture certification

Thai Union, Thailand’s largest seafood producer, has gained “four star” ranking by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) for its efforts in getting its operation certified to the group’s standard. 

Thai Union’s four-star status is the highest level in GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program. GAA granted Thai Union the status following the group’s certification of two feed mills in Thailand, in Muang, Samutsakjon and Ranod, Songkhla, Thailand. The certifications mean the group is BAP-certified along the complete value chain from feed mills, hatcheries, farms and processing plants. Read more of this post

Trade boom in shrimp, tra fish leads to stock shortages

As the shrimp and tra fish rise both locally and globally, farmers and traders in the Mekong Delta are paying more for breeder shrimp and fish.

Most of the shrimp and fish breeding centres in the Delta have sold all of their breeder fish and shrimp, leading to a shortage and an increase in fries price. Read more of this post

Hung Vuong Corp invest in improving seed pangasius

To deal with poor quality of pangasius seed because of malnourished parent, Hung Vuong Corporation funded VND 4 billion for artificial pangasius breeding centers to improve the quality of food far mature pangasius. 

Due to the fact that parent pangasius were fed by low-nutrient food and scarcity of supply, many providers distributed low-quality seed pangasius, high dead rates which caused great losses to farmers and hardly meet the demand of raw material pangasius for processing plants, Mr Duong Ngoc Minh, Chairman of Hung Vuong Corporation spoke at the conference of reviewing fish exports QI/2011 held by VASEP on April 25th 2011 in Ho Chi Minh city. Read more of this post

Costs, disease hurt shrimp breeders in Mekong Delta

Despite an increase in prices, shrimp breeders in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are facing difficulties due to higher input costs and an outbreak of disease among their crops.

The price of baby shrimp, feed and veterinary medicine as well as costs to improve breeding ponds have increased strongly over last year, pushing up production costs. Read more of this post

Quang Ninh: 20,000 ha for aquaculture in spring – summer crop

The aquaculture area in Quang Ninh province is expected to reach 20,000ha with an output of more than 31,000MT this spring – summer season.
Shrimp farming area will reach nearly 10,000ha, and over 1.5 billion of shrimp juveniles will be needed. Read more of this post

Genetic technologies should be focused

In the period 2006-2010, the total budget for developing and applying biotechnology in agriculture was 328 billion VND (approx US$15 million) for 131 projects including 100 billion VND for 47 projects on fisheries (approx US$ 4.6 million).

To develop biotechnology sector, it is important to invest in research of hi-tech product, amend human resource training policy and mechanism, and promote the participation of private sector. This was conclusion made by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Cao Duc Phat in the conference reviewing the “Key Program on Developing and Applying Biotechnology in Agriculture and Rural Development” held in late 2010. 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

New Documentary from WWF on pangasius: NOT ACCEPTABLE!

On 12 March 2011, WWF broadcasted a documentary on the pangasius industry made in the Mekong Vietnam in November 2010. The team was lead by Ms. Catherine Zucco… a so called expert in fish.

It seems that they manipulated their host and did such documentary in order to discredit the pangasius industry.

Such documentary is not acceptable as it only exist to make noise around WWF and their rating system.

Of course image is image and cannot be false, but they have to be very careful on what they say. I work since 4 years in Mekong Delta and the pangasius industry, of course the industry need improvement, but producing 1.15 million tons within 5600 ha is quite a performance…

Maybe it is a good marketing tool to promote their “sustainable ASC standards??”, but… but… that would mean that WWF is not impartial???

You can have a look at the documentary on youtube:

Part 1 and Part 2

Please give us your feeling about such initiative from WWF !!!

Vietnam must react!

 

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