Toan Dao

Reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam

Toan Dao has covered Vietnam’s business community, with a focus on energy and agriculture, for a number of Vietnamese and international outlets for the past eight years. He also works as a program manager for the Hanoi-based Centre for Media and Development Initiatives, where he mainly takes part in providing training activities for local journalists and other players in the media community.

Published on
December 2, 2020

Vietnam’s tuna sales recovered in October, with growth seen in key markets including the United States, the European Union, and Japan ... 

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Published on
December 2, 2020

Indonesia’s anti-graft agency, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), has arrested the country's fisheries minister, Edhy Prabowo, on allegations of corruption related to his earlier policy to resume baby lobster exports.

Prabowo and other officials were detained at Indonesia’s Soekarno-Hatta airport on 25 November as they were coming back from the United States, Mongabay reported.

“It is true that [the arrest]

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Published on
December 2, 2020

Soc Trang, Vietnam-based shrimp exporter Fimex (Sao Ta) reported an increase in export value this year supported by the growth in processed output.

Fimex said in its latest update that the export value it earned in November was USD 18.4 million (EUR 15.4 million). In the first 11 months, the export value surged 20 percent year-on-year to USD 180 million (EUR 150.4 million).

The company produced 1,900 metric tons (MT) of shrimp products from its

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Published on
December 2, 2020

After around six weeks of increases, pangasius prices in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have fallen again as exports to China faced hurdles due to the latter’s increased inspections on imported frozen seafood …

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Published on
December 1, 2020

Vietnam saw its export value of squid and octopus increase in October, with better sales to many major markets, including South Korea and China

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December 1, 2020

Vietnam’s pangasius exports to most major markets dropped in October, though it noted an increase in sales to China in October. Vietnam sent abroad pangasius worth ... 

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Published on
November 30, 2020

India’s Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is coordinating the country's regional administrators on reforms to the country's Marine Fishing Act, with the goal of addressing issues raised by the United States that led it to impose a ban on importing wild shrimp from the South Asian nation.

The U.S., the top of buyer of Indian shrimp, has banned imports of wild-caught shrimp from India in

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Published on
November 30, 2020

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has asked pangasius companies to stay calm as their export cargoes began piling up at Chinese ports due to the latter’s increased inspections on imported frozen seafood.

In a statement released on 30 November, VASEP said since 10 November, at major Chinese ports, customs authorities are now testing all frozen seafood cargoes for the coronavirus. As a result,

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Published on
November 26, 2020

The value of Vietnam’s shrimp exports ramped up in October as its sales to key markets, particularly the United States and European Union, rose significantly ... 

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Published on
November 25, 2020

Vietnam is being urged to act more forcefully to put an end to illegal activity perpetrated by its fishermen in the exclusive economic zones of neighboring countries, according to Vietfish Magazine on 24 November.

Vietnam was first issued a yellow card  in October 2017 by the European Commission, which said the Southeast Asian nation had not done enough to eliminate illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Since its

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