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Catfish breeding: from humble origins to the world market

Vietnam's farmers in the past caught young fish to breed in local ponds, but they have now progressed to be among the world’s leading catfish exporters.

Vietnam to hold first cat fish festival soon

Vietnam’s first cat fish festival is scheduled to take place in the southern province of Dong Thap on December 16-17.

China expected to remain largest export market for Vietnamese pangasius in 2022

China is expected to stay the largest export market for Vietnamese pangasius this whole year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Mexico is largest consumer of Vietnamese pangasius

Vietnam exported pangasius products worth US$73.5 million to Mexico during the seven-month period, up 73% over the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Huge haul in new markets for Vietnam’s tra fish exports

Demand for Vietnam’s tra fish (pangasius) is up in major markets, driving the export of the catfish overseas, reports the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Basa fish industry may lack material for export processing next year

The Directorate of Fisheries forecasts a shortage of raw materials for export basa processing in the first quarter of 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19.

Project on marine aquaculture development till 2030 approved

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has recently signed Decision No.1664/QD-TTg approving a project on marine aquaculture development till 2030 with a vision to 2045.

Basa fish industry in the Mekong Delta hit hard by social distancing

As of mid-September, basa harvesting is estimated at 932,000 tonnes, only 81.1 per cent of the same period last year.

Over 20 Vietnamese basa fish exporters withdraw from EU market

Nearly 25 Vietnamese companies exporting basa fish have withdrawn from the EU market since the beginning of the year.

Basa exporters’ journey through troubled waters

Basa fish exporters recorded positive growth in the first months of the year, but are now facing escalating prices and costs.

US announces final results of POR16 for Vietnamese tra, basa fish

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the final results of the 16th period of review (POR16) for the period from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019, regarding Vietnam’s tra and basa fish (pangasius) exported to the US.

Tra fish famers, exports hit hard by Covid-19 pandemic

Tra (pangasius) fish prices have dropped to their lowest levels in 11 years since exports have been hit by Covid-19, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Catfish sales focus on home market as exports fall

Catfish products can bring export turnover of $2 billion a year, but, surprisingly, the fish has not been favored in the home market.

How will seafood companies fare this year?

Analysts believe that Vietnam’s seafood industry will face difficulties until the end of June.

Mekong Delta catfish farmers worry about lower prices

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicts that the total catfish output in the world will reach 3 million tons in 2020, of which 50 percent is from Vietnam.

Catfish farming in danger, farmers leave ponds idle

Catfish exports to China dropped by half in the first two months of the year in comparison with the same period last year, resulting in a 32 percent decrease in total export turnover for the entire seafood industry.

VN catfish sellers try to conquer home market

Seafood companies have vowed to bring catfish to Vietnamese dining tables after their success in the world market.

Vietnam catfish exports likely to recover this year

This year is believed to be a brighter year for the domestic tra fish industry with exports inching up in the first quarter, according to an official from the Vietnam Pangasius Association.


Catfish firms seek to exploit domestic market

Meeting barriers in foreign markets, catfish processing companies have decided to exploit the domestic market.

VN catfish looks to come home

As tra fish export has been on the decline in recent years due to a rise in trade protectionism in large traditional markets such as the US, Vietnamese firms are looking to bring the fish back home.