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Jan – May: Pangasius export reaches 263,170MT

According to the Vietnam Customs in Jan-May Vietnam earned approximately US$ 672 million from exporting 263,170 MT of Pangasius up 24.7% in value and 4.7% in volume.

Pangasius export is expected to hit a record US$800 million in the first six months of the year.

In order to stabilize the supply of raw material and export price from July to the end of the year, Vasep Freshwater Fish Committee (VFFC) held a meeting with 25 biggest Pangasius exporters and Dong Thap and An Giang Fish Farming Associations to set the floor prices for export.

Accordingly, price of trimmed and untrimmed Pangasius fillet shipped abroad (except US) were fixed at US$3.3/kilo and US$2.3/kilo, respectively. Read more of this post

Cafatex Corp to promote pangasius certificated GlobalGAP

In the next two months, a pangasius farm of Cafatex Fishery Joint Stock Corporation (Cafatex Corp) will be certificated GlobalGAP.

The farm is located at Cau Ke district, Tra Vinh province on Hau river with the area of 8 hectares and annual production of 5,000 MT of raw pangasius. In the upcoming time, GlobalGAP certification and other international standards will be carried out by pangasius farms of the company with total area of 150 hectares. Read more of this post

Docifish: 20-hectare pangasius farm to be certificated by ASC

Two pangasius farms with the tune of 20 hectares are expected to be granted ASC certificate in 2012. If they are certificated, 6,000 MT of raw pangasius per year – equivalent to 2,000 MT of finished products will be labeled ASC, Docifish Corporation (Docifish) reported.

In late 2010, the company was granted GlobalGAP certificate for its 5 ponds with the total area of 5 hectares which provide 1,500 MT of raw pangasius (500 MT of finished products). However, the supply of GlobalGAP-certificated pangasius only responded to a small part of Docifish’s demand of 6,000 MT of fish for export to the EU market per year. Therefore, the company strives to get certification for 100 percent of its pangasius farms to meet the requirements by its traditional partners and to follow the global trends. Read more of this post

GODACO: VND20.26 Bln profit in Q1/2011

Godaco reported its after-tax profit increased by 12.7 billion against the same period last year (VND 7.56 billion)

The increase of the company’s after-tax profit in Q1/2011 was attributed to higher net revenue, which increased by VND71.6 billion (69%). In the first quarter, Godaco’s production and export price both increased. Average export price rose from US$2.6/kilo to US$3.1 /kilo. Foreign exchange rate was also higher.  Read more of this post

ANVIFISH: Striving to achieve VND1,800 Bln in revenue

In the first 2 months of 2011, Anvifish shipped more than 2,200 MT of Pangasius worth US$ 6.5 million.

On April 14, Anvifish held an annual shareholders meeting. The election result and executive board members for the period 2011-2016 were announced. Accordingly, Mr. Luu Bach Thao continued to be the Chairman of Management Board and General Director of Anvifish.

CPF has high hopes for Viet Nam Pangasius integration

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is close to completing a Pangasius processing plant in Viet Nam, which is set to open by the start of 2012.
This will give the company, listed on the Bangkok stock exchange and the world’s largest shrimp farmer, the same level of vertical integration it has on shrimp, said Richard Ingversen, sales manager with its Scandinavian division CPF Denmark.   Read more of this post

TAFISHCO to create a solid linkage in pangasius production

In early June 2011, Thuan An Production Trading and Service Company (TAFISHCO) has organized a meeting to discuss about the linkage in pangasius production. In which, the company plans to apply a vertical linkage in pangasius production across An Giang – a province in Mekong Delta – with an aim to control food safety, environment management, traceability, and to assure profits for all parties in the linkage and improve the value of Vietnam pangasius, Nguyen Thi Hue Trinh – TAFISHCO’s General Director said. Read more of this post

Vietnam: 45 pangasius farms GAP certified

Up to 12th May 2011, 45 pangasius farms with the total area of over 1,000 hectares in Vietnam have been certificated by GlobalGAP. These farms belong to 24 enterprises.

GlobalGAP sets voluntary standards for certification of agricultural products (livestock, aquaculture..) around the globe to ensure food safety and hygiene. The standards cover the process of the certified product from farm inputs until the product leaves the farm. The increasing number of certificated pangasius farms proves that improved quality of the fish. The certification makes great contribution to bolster global consumers’ confidence in Vietnam pangasius products, to expand more potential export markets for the fish. Read more of this post

Pangasius producers look to cut costs, not corners

After years of seemingly unstoppable growth, the value of Pangasius exports from Vietnam has reached a plateau, according to Dr. Nguyen Huu Dzung, VP of the VASEP.

The turning point was 2008, he said, when total export sales hit USD 1.45 billion. (They reacahed USD 1.34 billion in 2009 and USD 1.43 billion last year.)

However, during the same period, the value of exports to the EU, Vietnam’s major market for pangasius products, fell from USD 581 million in 2008 to USD 539 million in 2009 and USD 511 million in 2010. In 2008 and 2009, the volume of pangasius exported to the EU remained steady at 224,000 metric tons, but there was a slight drop in 2010 due to less fish being farmed. Read more of this post

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