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Another aquatic protection area established in Hue

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 10:11 am

Vietnam keen on protection of aquatic sources

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Aquatic Asia 2011 introduced in HCM City

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Aquatic Asia 2011 introduced in HCM City

QĐND – Saturday, July 17, 2010, 20:48 (GMT+7)

An international exhibition on aquaculture in Asia, Aquatic Asia 2011, will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from March 9-11, said a press briefing held in HCM City on July 16.

Deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s representative agency in HCM City Nguyen Thi Ngoc Trang said Aquatic Asia 2011 is a trade promotion activity in the Asia-Pacific and a bridge linking seafood processors, distributors and consumers in the region.

“The exhibition will be a good opportunity for Vietnamese businesses to not only access new production methods and the latest equipment and facilities for aquaculture but also to learn from other’s experiences and promote Vietnam’s seafood products in the region”, she added.

General Manager of Thailand’s N.C.C. Exhibition Organiser Co., Ltd. (NEO) Ladda Mongkolchaivivat said apart from trade promotion activities, the exhibition will focus on researching and marketing fish, molluscs, crustaceans and seaweed.

Symposiums on aquaculture development and activities to introduce the business strategies and products of participating businesses will also be held during the three-day exhibition.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Over 200 rare aquatic species at high risk of extinction

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:33 am

A book just released by the government says that 234 precious marine species are in danger of extinction in Vietnam due to over-fishing, according to material released at a press conference in Hanoi June 14.

Black coral is disappearing from Vietnam waters. (Filed photo)

The book, “Atlas of Precious Aquatic Species at High Risk of Extinction in Vietnam,” was published and released by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development’s General Directorate of Fisheries on that day.

According to Chu Tien Vinh, vice director of the General Directorate of Fisheries, the country’s aquatic resources have been overexploited recently. Many precious aquatic species are seriously threatened by extinction, mostly due to illegal fishing.

To date, Vietnam has around 130,000 fishing boats used to exploit the country’s waters.

But decreasing the number of fishing boats to protect resources would make life difficult for fishermen and their families, said Vinh, arguing that precious aquatic specious therefore had to be better protected and regenerated

Vinh also mentioned a major sea preservation project aiming to establish 16 sea preservation areas by 2015.

Plans to develop a system of inland water area conservation parks through 2020 call for the building of 45 inland water area conservation parks in 63 provinces and cities nationwide, he added.

 The project aims to protect and develop fishery resources and water ecosystems, Vinh said.

Source: SGGP

Aquatic exports reach $3bn in nine months

In Vietnam Economy on October 3, 2009 at 10:42 am

Vietnam’s aquatic export turnover reached US$3 billion over the last nine months, a decrease of five percent of export value compared to the same period last year, said Nguyen Thanh Bien, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade.

Mr. Bien said if Vietnam can better exploit the market, aquatic products can bring home more $1.75 billion in the last months of the year, raising aquatic export turnover to the reach the year target of $4.4 billion.

The target is less than last year’s turnover, $4.5 billion, but was based on the international economic downturn.

Vietnam exported aquatic products to Japan and the US to the tune of $574 million and $530 million respectively.

US market is recovering

The US was for a long time Vietnam’s biggest aquatic importer but after two anti-dumping lawsuits of tra and basa fish and sugpo prawn in 2000, exports to the US fell. However, Vietnam’s aquatic export to US have recently begun rising again.

Processing tra fish for export at Nam Viet Joint Stock Company, An Giang Province. (Photo: SGGP)

Many aquatic products were imported to the US over the past few months, such as tilapia, crab, tra and basa fish and oyster.

Vietnamese aquatic export companies have more opportunities to export to US, with US’s import demand of sugpo prawn increasing sharply due to supply falling from other countries, except India, Mr. Bien said.

According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), overall the US became the fifth largest importer of Vietnam’s sea product market, with an increase of 337 percent in volume and more than 560 percent in value.

The US became the fourth largest market from March, after Japan, Korea and the EU. Other markets have fluctuated while US demand has continued to grow over the past few months.

Many aquatic export companies said that demand of octopus in many countries has been increasing in the year’s closing months and basa and tra fish exports to the US receiving the best prices.

Strengthen, exploit and expand the market

Export to traditional markets like Japan, the EU and the US have been on the rise, and will be helped by the Japan-Vietnam Economic Partnership Agreement, which comes into effect on October 1.

The agreement slashes tariffs by up to 86 percent on Vietnamese farm, forestry and aquatic products.

The import tariff of Vietnam’s shrimp will be lowered to one to two percent, offering exporters a prime opportunity to get a bigger slice of the market.

Japan’s aquatic product imports are expected to rise from September to December and the price for tuna, salmon, surimi, crab, octopus and frozen prawn likely to rise due to limited supply.

Spain, the biggest consumer of Vietnam’s tra and basa fish in the EU (400,000 tons per year) recognized that Vietnam’s seafood products can meet EU’s requirements on food hygiene.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in the year’s end months Vietnam’s aquatic export companies need to continue to exploit big markets, such as South Korea which consumes 7,300 tons shrimp per year, Russia which mainly imports tra fish, Japan which consumes tra and basa fish and the Middle-East.

Government needs to give more help

According to VASEP, to exploit markets effectively, companies need to have enough materials to process.

There are some 700 seafood processing companies nationwide while the domestic source can provide only 50 percent of the total materials demanded. In addition, aquatic exploitation is decreasing, as many fishermen have given up their careers due to increasing expenses, limited supply and poor profits.

Some companies in Binh Thuan, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Kien Giang said they just meet 40-50 percent of octopus export orders.

To enhance aquatic export turnover in the last three months, companies need to join trade exhibitions in the EU, Russia, South Korea and Japan to seek new partners and the Government needs to consider cutting import tax of aquatic materials, said VASEP.

Zero import tax of aquatic materials has been applied in other regional countries, it added.


Source: SGGP