From the beginning of 2011 to now, Ba Ria – Vung Tau – province in the South of Vietnam – caught 132,765 MT of marine fish of all varieties, completing 58 percent of the yearly plan, according to statistics from the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Local seafood processors and exporters had exported 35,315 MT of seafood, gaining about US$100 million, up 7.24 percent in volume and 20.3 percent in value from the same period of 2010, reaching 35.4 percent and 38.6 percent of the yearly plan, respectively.
These enterprises reported that seafood export to markets in first months of 2011 was in a good way. Apart from traditional markets, including Japan, the EU and the U.S., many enterprises were expanding to sell into new markets, for instance, Brazil, Canada, the Philippines, and Ukraine. This contributed to balance markets and raise the province‘s seafood export value.