Tilapia fish exports seen rising by 2020

Tilapia exports are expected to reach US$130-150 million by 2020, according to the Viet Nam Directorate of Fisheries. Export of the fish has seen strong growth in the past decade, rising to more than $32 million last year from $1.95 million in 2004, it said. It has been exported in the form of frozen whole fish, skin-on fillet and skinless fillets to more than 60 countries, with the US, Spain, Colombia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, the UK, the Czech Republic, and Italy being the top importers.

VN to export less mollusks to EU as challenges arise

Vietnamese bivalve mollusk exports to the EU are expected to face more challenges as imports have plummeted and the country faces stiff competition from other exporters, industry insiders heard at a forum this week.

Agriculture sees lowest growth in five years

The agricultural sector is expected to grow 2.21 percent in 2015, a drop of 1.4 percent over 2014 and the lowest rise in five years, said Nguyen Thi Hong, head of the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry’s Planning Department, at a press conference in Hanoi on November 4.

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