Archive for January, 2012
In the first 11 months of 2011, tuna exports reached US$343.8 million, up 29.4 percent over that of the same period of last year and accounted for 6.3 percent of the total seafood export value of Vietnam. In 2011, total tuna export value was estimated to hit about US$380 million. Compared to the corresponding period of 2010, tuna export price in 2011 climbed sharply in which the tuna export price to Japan witnessed the highest increase of 100 percent, the export price to Canada, Israel, the U.S., Switzerland increased 50 to 80 percent. However, export price to Iran, Taiwan, and Germany rose slowly. In Jan-Nov 2011, tuna (live, fresh or frozen) exports hit US$210.7 million, occupying 61.3 percent of total export value while tuna (preserved and prepared) exports reached US$133.1 million, representing 38.7 percent. In Jan- Nov 2011, there are 92 markets importing Vietnam tuna, in which the U.S., Japan and EU are three top importers. The U.S. is the biggest and the most stable tuna importer of Vietnam. The export price to the market increased comparatively from 40 to 60 percent on that of the same period of 2010. Consuming demand of tuna in the market is firm. In Jan-Nov 2011, Vietnam tuna export to the market reached US$157.6 million, up 31.2 percent over 2010. The U.S. imported mainly processed skipjack tuna and frozen yellow fin tuna from Vietnam. EU: Tuna exports to EU hit approximately US$71 million, up 23.2 percent in value over 2010. In 2011, the export price to the market reported a slowest and instable growth. Vietnam tuna export value to Germany increased 78 percent, Italy up 36 percent and Belgium down slightly 6.2 percent. Japan: Among all tuna importers of Vietnam, tuna export value to Japan reported a sharp growth, up from 80 to 150 percent in the first eleven months over the same period of 2010. However, Japan is also a partner with strict requirements to Vietnam tuna exporters. In the last 5 months of 2011, tuna exports to the market kept growing. As of November 2011, tuna exports to Japan reached nearly US$39 million, increasing 86.8 percent and rising over 200 percent in value in November alone compared to the same period of 2010.
With the aim at meeting 100 percent demand on pangasius seed for fish farmers in the province and other provinces, provincial Aquatic Breeding Production Center and Sub-Department of Aquaculture carried out the project “Generalizing pangasius seed production under GlobalGAP in the period of 2011 – 2015”. The fund for the project is over VND3.957 billion. 10 pangasius hatcheries will be set up in compliance with GlobalGAP standards. The project focuses on distributing 10,000 broodstocks with commercial name of Pangi and genetic selection for good growth; 20,000 broodstocks with high traceability and disease resistance through prestigious seed suppliers in the province. In 2011, An Giang Aquatic Breeding Production Center supplied 3,371 broodstocks at the average weight of 1.2 kilogram per piece to 2 fry nursing facilities of the province. In January 2012, the Center will continue to supply further 20,000 high quality broodstocks to nursing facilities and guide 3 fry facilities to perform under GlobalGAP. The project transferred “Technology of artificial reproducing and breeding of pangasius seed under GlobalGAP” for GODACO company (Tien Giang province) and guided building commercial pangasius farms in compliance with GlobalGAP for Thuan An Trade And Production Co.,Ltd. – (An Giang). An Giang and Mekong River Delta provinces are giving high priority to developing pangasius farming. Apart from rice, pangasius is the key product of An Giang. It is very crucial for the province to invest in fish seed production under GlobalGAP to meet the high quality seed demand of fish producers which operate towards close model (from fish farming to exporting).