Canada detects antibiotic residue on Tra fish

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HCMC – Canada has detected residue of antibiotic Enrofloxacin on Vietnam’s Tra fish in a shipment, said Vietnam’s commercial attaché in Canada. The Canada Food Inspection Agency has proposed a ban after finding a residue level exceeding 0.06 part per billion (ppb), the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep) quoted the commercial attaché.…


Tra fish exports worth $828m in first half

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CAN THO — Viet Nam tra fish exports were worth US$828.6 million in the first half of this year, the Association of Seafood Producers and Exporters has reported. It represents an increase of 27 per cent year-on-year, while volume was up 4.9 per cent. The average export price in June was $2.79 a kilogramme compared…


Creating a Sustainable Tra Fish Market

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A seminar on the certification and sustainable development of tra fish was held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 27 by the Vietnam General Department of Fisheries in cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). The event draw the participation of Vietnamese…


Too many required standards make Vietnam’s tra fish “caught in a net”

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Every import market sets up its required standards on the tra fish imports from Vietnam. The existence of too many standards has made Vietnamese enterprises confused. Nguyen Van Kich, Director of Hau Giang-based Cafatex, a seafood company, said that tra exports to the EU market must have HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) certificate,…


Vietnam sets floor export prices for tra fish

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Minimum export prices for Vietnamesetra fish (pangasius) will be applied next month to ensure profits for farmers and prevent exporters from undercutting each other, says the national seafood association. One kilogram of trimmed tra fillet will be shipped at a minimum price of US$3.3 while untrimmed tra fillet will cost a minimum of $2.3 per…


Vietnamese Tra fish now recognised globally

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As many as 45 Vietnamese aquaculture facilities raising Tra fish – which accounts for 95 percent of the world market of white fish fillets – have been awarded the Global Good Agricultural Practice (GlobalGAP) certificate. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP) released the information recently, adding that another 18 fish farms are…


High interest rates force fish prices down

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The “tra fish price fever” in the Mekong Delta has subsided. In early April, the tra fish price was at sky high levels of 28,500 dong per kilo, while it has dropped to 26,500 dong per kilo. Experts believe that the overly high bank loan interest rate is one of the reasons that have forced…


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