Despite the uncertainties in shrimp supply this year, US buyers are hesitant to secure access to product too soon, wary that the current high price level will drop before they can sell.
Volumes of sashimi-quality yellowfin tuna were down by 4.3% in the first quarter of the year, while non-export quality tuna landings were up by more than a third, reported Minda News.
Revenue from Vietnamese seafood exports in April rose 11% year on year to reach US$520 million, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has approved a project to build a fisheries centre for the region, announced Director of the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Pham Van Quynh on May 7.
TUF reported an April tuna price of USD2,320/ ton, flat MoM but up by 5.6% YoY and 11.8% YTD. This partially reflects strong demand for tuna as well as tight supply.
Washington - NOAA Fisheries today approved a number of new measures for the scallop fishery for the 2013 fishing year. The limited access Annual Catch Limit will be just over 42 million pounds, which is about 35% less than last year.
Vietnam and Japan have signed an agreement to boost bilateral cooperation in agriculture.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has called for stricter inspection of fisheries imports after several cases of illegal aquatic products from China were uncovered.
The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA) ordered that all imported fish must be analyzed and subjected to an Import Risk Analysis (IRA), to assess the potential risk of introducing microorganisms capable of causing disease in the country.
More aquaculture areas in Viet Nam have been certified with Global GAP, ASC, BAP, SQF 1000/2000 CM, which ensure strict hygiene and safety of their products in line with standards of the Europe, the US, Japan and other markets.