The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has exported more than US$324,000 worth of tra catfish to Mexico , a new market in Central America.
|Breeding tra catfish in Can Tho City's Thot Not District|
The 133-tonne export has helped raise the city’s seafood export output in the first two months of this year to 9,000 tons. This takes earnings to US$43 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 29 percent.
Due to difficulties in shrimp exports to the US , local seafood possessors have expanded their markets to Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania .
More than 3,000 tons of shrimp and catfish have been exported to Belgium , Brazil , Canada , China , Hong Kong , Japan, the Republic of Korea , Malaysia , Portugal , Singapore and Thailand.