Aquaculture and Fisheries News => Aquaculture News => ข้อความที่เริ่มโดย: Nicaonline ที่ มกราคม 24, 2007, 10:59:41 AM

หัวข้อ: VIET NAM ; Tra, basa prices hit records
เริ่มหัวข้อโดย: Nicaonline ที่ มกราคม 24, 2007, 10:59:41 AM

- Tra and basa prices have been staying firm at record high levels over the last two weeks – at more than VND15,000 per kilogramme.

On January 19, first-class tra and basa were sold at VND16,000 per kilo, the highest price in the history of catfish farming in the Cuu Long River Delta. The overly high demand has pushed fish prices up.

Farmers in An Giang province said that tra prices fluctuated at the end of 2005 and in early 2006, and farmers dared not expand their farming scope for fear that prices would go down. As a result, the supplies are short, and the prices keep skyrocketing.

Many farmers have shifted to farm other fresh water fish to sell domestically because this farming can bring higher economic efficiency thanks to stabilised outlets and selling prices.

As tra and basa supplies are seriously short, seafood companies now have to purchase fish of smaller sizes to fulfil orders.

According to Nguyen Van Thanh, Director of the An Giang Seafood Department, there are two reasons for the price increases.

To continue reading this article please click here
Source: VietNam Bridge

หัวข้อ: VIET NAM ; Basa catfish export value to surpass 1 billion USD
เริ่มหัวข้อโดย: Nicaonline ที่ กุมภาพันธ์ 02, 2007, 10:27:30 AM

VIETNAM - The target of earning over 1 billion USD from exports of "tra" and "basa" catfish export is achievable in 2007, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.

The increase in the world market's demand for catfish has resulted in a marked increase in the prices of the product. In the domestic market, one kilo of the catfish is sold for 15,500-16,000 VND, the highest price so far. It is expected that the market will continue to change in farmers' favour.

Last year, Viet Nam has exported tra and basa catfish to 65 countries and territories, fetching a record of 700 million USD.

Experts from VASEP said that exporters have no longer to be worried about outlets for their products; instead, they should start attaching more importance to trademarks, as well as, prestige and quality of the product.

To continue reading this article please click here