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

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Strong growth in tuna export to Iran

By the end of Q1, Vietnam had shipped 2,286 tons of tuna (mostly raw tina 889.6%)) to Iran, worth over US$ 3 million.

After a decline in February, tuna export bounced back in March with 9,345 tons (+17.5% y-o-y) worth US$43.4 million (+45.1%) being shipped abroad. As a result, in the first quarter, total tuna export hit 22,000 tons, worth US$104 million, up respectively 13.3% and 28.6% year on year. 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

WWF aims to get 75% of tuna fisheries to MSC standard

WWF aims to work with industry to get 75% of world tuna fisheries to a level where they canbe MSC certified by 2020.

Speaking at the 3rd European Tuna Conference, WWF’s Daniel Suddaby said this is “quite a goal.”

The aim is part of WWF’s Smart Fishing initiative, a program Suddaby — formerly of the MSC — joined three months ago.  Read more of this post

Phu Yen to promote catch and export tuna

 At present, ocean tuna is one of Vietnam’s main seafood export items, ranking the 3rd behind shrimp and pangasius and bring huge source of foreign currencies annually inot the country.

Tuna fishing of Vietnam concentrates mainly in three provinces of Phu Yen, Binh Dinh and Khanh Hoa.  Read more of this post

Jan – Mar 2011: Seafood export up 27.5 percent

In Q1/2011, Viet Nam exported more than 294,572 MT of seafood, worthy nearly US$ 1.15 billion, up 8.9% in volumue and 27.5% in value over the same period of 2010. 

In March alone, export reached 117,497MT, totaled US$459.4 million, up 27.2 percent in value year on year.

High growth rate was reported in the US (46 percent in value over Q1/2010) and to EU (23.8 percent). Export to Japan, however, Read more of this post

“Widen door” for Vietnam seafood to Japan

Japan is beginning to “revive” after double disasters. The countryconsumes 9 million MT of seafood per year, while domestic production capacity only reached 5.6 million MT. The demand for imported seafood is very large (more than 3.4 million MT per year).  For Vietnam seafood, Japan is  the third  biggest Japanese  importers with its import value of nearly $ 900 million in 2010.

Truong Dinh Hoe, General Secretary of Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers said the last few days, Vietnam seafood enterprises Read more of this post

Tuna is key export product

Tuna is one of Vietnam’s key exports, after shrimp and tra fish. 

The tuna export value and volume has risen significantly since early this year and will continue to grow in the future thanks to increasing demand in the US, the EU, Israel andCanada.

The average export price has risen slightly this year to US$5.26 per kilo. It has increased from US$5.7 to US$6.75 per kilogram in the US, from US$7.48 to US$7.76 in Japan and from US$2.9 to US$4.94 in Israel. Read more of this post

Phu Yen: gets help to lift tuna exports

A joint venture between central coastal Phu Yen province and four Japanese companies will be set up in Phu Yen in the third quarter of the year to buy, process and preserve ocean tuna for export.

The prospect of tuna aquaculture in Vietnam

Marine aquaculture in floating cages has achieved much success in Japan  since  the  1950s and  this  model  has  been  replicated  in  many ASEAN  countries  such  as  Thailand ,  the  Philippines and Indonesia . The main  farmed  species  are  grouper ,  cobia,  pomfret  and  ocean  tuna . Recently, there are many scientific researches on stocks, catching andtransporting tuna seeds from offshore to inshore waters to fatten inKhanh Hoa, Phu Yen and Binh Dinh.

In Vietnam, tuna fishing concentrates mainly in three provinces of Phu Yen, Binh Dinh and Khanh Hoa with 1,044 vessels, Read more of this post

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