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


Forum seeks trademarks for green sea products

Economists and authorities from coastal localities across Vietnam gathered at a forum on June 6 to seek ways to build trademarks for the country’s green marine produce and products.

Twenty-six speeches were delivered at the forum in the central coastal city of Khanh Hoa, which was the third of its kind held in response to the annual Vietnam Sea and Island Week. Read more of this post

KHANH HOA: Catch landing reached 27,987MT in Jan-May

According to Khanh Hoa Statistic Department, in the last five months, catch landing reached 27,987 MT, down 4.4% over the same period last year.

Due to increasing fuel price, local fishing vessels only caught 22,952MT of fish, down 4.8 percent. In addition, aquaculture production reached 2,508MT, up 0.3 percent, including 228MT of lobster, up 3.6 percent.

The province produces nearly 1.4 billion of shrimp juveniles, up 8.7 percent over the same period of 2010. So far, farmers have stocked shrimp in an area of 3,675 ha. The Department of Aquaculture has inspected 314 million of shrimp juveniles.
Source: Vietfish International

Vietnam boosts cooperation with Malaysia, Indonesia in fishery

A delegation from Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD – Vietnam), led by Deputy Minister and Head of Directorate of Fisheries, Vu Van Tam, was on a working visit to Malaysia and Indonesia from May 23-29 to speed up cooperation in agriculture in general and fisheries in particular.

During their two-day stay in Malaysia, Vietnamese delegation held talks with Malaysian Deputy Minister of Agriculture, M. Johari Baharom and authorities of Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture. Read more of this post

Fisheries sector to target better quality and wages

Vietnam will continue to follow its plan to develop the fisheries sector so that it achieves economies of scale and high global competitiveness in a sustainable manner, a senior official said last week. 

Addressing a conference held in Hanoi , Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam said the focus of the fisheries industry in the next five years (2011-15) would be to ensure output and export value, food safety and improved earnings and living conditions for fishers.  Read more of this post

Fishermen grappling with rising oil price

Da Nang marine area is coming in the most favourable fishing season of the year, however, a great number of ship are still staying on the eastern side of Han River, in Son Tra District, Da Nang City.

Oil price reached its pick of VND6,400 per litre after twice raising, pushing many fishermen into troubles. In fact, it took them averagely 20 – 25 days to operate offshore fishing, and the fleet needed over 8,000 litres (about VND60 million). Price of other products surged, but there was little change in caught marine fish. Read more of this post

Marine products export grew strongly

Along with key items such as shrimp and pangasius, marine product also played an important role in Vietnamese seafood export in 2010, accounting for more than 18%.

In 2010, Vietnam exported over 250,000 MT of marine products, valued at approximately US$900 million. In which tuna export value reached US$293 million, accounted for 5.8 percent of total seafood export value, mollusk accounted for US$489 million (9.7 percent), crustaceans (ex. shrimp) approximately US$112 million, accounting for 2.2 percent and the rest were other marine fish. Read more of this post

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