Workers process pangasius fish at a seafood processing company. (Photo: SGGP)

Pangasius fish price drops, market fluctuates

After strongly increasing for a long time, the prices of raw pangasius fish in provinces in the Mekong Delta dropped to around VND23,000-VND25,000 per kilogram, at which farmers were only able to break even.
Farmers collect shrimps in the Mekong Delta. (Photo: SGGP)

Export of aquatic products strives for $10 billion target

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, export has faced difficulties since the beginning of this year, of which agro-forestry-aquatic export turnover reached US$5.5 billion in the first two months of this year, a decrease of 1.6 percent compared to the same period last year.
Vietnam’s tuna export earnings gained a year-on-year increase of 20 percent to US$ 216 million in the first five months (Source: VNA)

Exports of aquatic products surge in six months

Vietnam’s export turnover of aquatic products was estimated at US$ 653 million in June, raising the total figure in the first half of this year to US$ 3.5 billion, up 14.1 percent year-on-year, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.