It accounted for 2.6% of the total tra exports. Vietnam is the sixth largest exporter of tra fish to the UK, behind Iceland, China, Norway, Denmark and Russia. The UK and the Netherlands are the two largest importers of Vietnamese tra fish in the EU. Vietnam’s exports to Hong Kong (China) were worth nearly US$41 million. Thailand was the biggest buyer among the ASEAN member nations with shipments worth US$51 million. Tra exports to numerous markets are expected to increase sharply this year.
Eleven Gophers who completed their senior seasons in the fall will get a chance to make their case with NFL teams during the team’s pro day at 8 a.m. March 28 at the team’s new indoor practice facility at the Athletes Village. Gophers scheduled to participate are running back Kobe McCrary, offensive linemen Vincent Calhoun and Garrison Wright; tight end Nate Wozniak; defensive linemen Steven Richardson, Merrick Jackson and Andrew Stelter; linebacker Jonathan Celestin; defensive backs Adekunle Ayinde and Duke McGhee; and punter/kicker Ryan Santoso. The session is not open to the public. Spring practice to resume After taking last…... [Read more]
Tra fish output in the Mekong Delta increased in the first six months of 2015 but export value of tra fish products experienced a downfall, according to Deputy Chairman and General Secretary of the Vietnam Pangasius Association Vo Hung Dung. Speaking at a press conference in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on July 7, the deputy chairman said as of June 30, total tra fish output stood at 516,140 tonnes, up 1.22 percent compared to the same period last year. However, earnings from the export of tra fish products dropped 9.6 percent year on year to 616.6 million…... [Read more]
From December 31, all Basa and Tra fish exports will use the Basa (or Pangsius hypothalmus) brand name under a recent decision by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). MARD also asked responsible regional centres to utilise the rules of import markets to test and issue certificates on Tra fish shipments which were sealed with the Basa trademark. Other quality standards recommended by MARD include the list of commercial names and scientific terms of aquatic products jointly prepared by the WorldFish Centre, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the European Commission (EC) and other international organisations. Nguyen Nhu…... [Read more]
U.S. sets new standards for tra fish Ngoc Hung and Thuy Dung By Ngoc Hung and Thuy Dung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC, HANOI - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a final rule establishing an inspection program for fish under the order Siluriformes, including tra fish that are widely farmed in Vietnam. The final rule, which applies to both domestically-raised and imported Siluriformes fish, was developed in order to implement provisions required by the 2014 Farm Bill. The rule will become effective in March 2016, 90 days after it is published in the Federal Register, according…... [Read more]
However, the tra fish exports to major markets, such as the US and EU, are steadily declining, contrary to the high growth in the Chinese market. Falling in major markets According to preliminary statistics of the General Department of Customs, the export value of tra fish to the US reached US$319.7 million by the end of November, down 9.7% over the same period last year. Meanwhile, the revenue to the EU was US$180.107 million, an annual decrease of 22.1%. Especially, the country’s tra fish exports to Spain witnessed a decrease of over 70%in the first ten months of this year…... [Read more]