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.

Vietnam: Marine Farms’ cobia sales quadruple

Marine Farms Vietnam on Tuesday announced that sales of the company’s akvacobia brand farmed cobia have increased from 5,000 pounds to 20,000 pounps per month during the first four months of its official launch in the U.S. market.

The cobia has proved popular over a wide spectrum of the market, including grocery-store chains, cruise-ship lines, casinos and seafood restaurants and markets, and retail sales have been particularly strong in the Midwest where mild whitefish are especially popular, according to Marine Farms Vietnam. Read more of this post

Vietnam’s tuna exports on the rise in Q1

Vietnam’s export of tuna continues to rise in the first quarter of this year due to the growing demand from foreign markets, says the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep).

In March only, the country’s tuna exports increased 17.5 percent in volume and 45.1 percent in value over the same period last year, with 9,345 tonnes of tuna exported, collecting 43.4 million USD and bringing Q1 tuna export turnover up 13.3 percent with export value reaching 104 million USD. Read more of this post

South Vina: Raw pangasius prices lagging export

 At present, the raw pangasius prices reached the highest level. In Mekong Delta, raw pangasius hit the peak of VND28,000 per kilogram. “It was the highest price than ever before”, Duong Viet Thang, Deputy Director of Southern Fishery Industries Company (South Vina) said.

Farmers in Mekong Delta did not continue to raise pangasius, causing the dramatic fall in harvested pangasius volume and the raw materials price is too high. This year, South Vina does not try to raise its Read more of this post

Cephalopods exports soar

According to Vietnam Customs, up to 15 March 2011, the country exported 14,670 MT of squid and octopus, valued US$ 69.3 million, up 24.5% in volume and 37.5% in value over the same period last year.

Export to Australia, Eu and Taiwan saw the strongest growth. Export to Australia were up 119.1% in volume  and 133.6% in value, to EU: up 60% and 85% respectively. Export to Taiwan also rose 69% in volume and 73.5% in value over the same period last year.  Read more of this post

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