The number of tra catfish harvested in the Mekong delta province of An Giang in the first three months of the year fell 2,319 tons compared with the same period last year, the province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said.
|Tra catfish output in An Giang Province fell 2,319 tons over the same period last year|
Tra fish breeding grounds in the province have fallen to around 1,000 hectares, down 400 hectares over the same period last year.
Businesses have processed around 22,000 tons of tra filet for export, with a turnover of US$6 million, both a reduction in quantity and value over the same period last year.
An Giang’s seafood exports are expected to improve with Russia having agreed to lift a ban on importing Vietnamese tra fish, with orders so far of 70,000 tons.