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
January 25, 2022

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will remove quarantine regulations for frozen processed seafood products imported for domestic processing for export purposes ... 

Photo courtesy of

Read More
Published on
January 25, 2022

Bangkok, Thailand-based food giant CP Foods (CPF) plans to put an end to its use of coal at its two aquafeed plants in Thailand by the fourth quarter of 2022.

The move is part of its CPF Coal Free 2022 initiative that has been designed to replace coal use in the company’s manufacturing activities in Thailand within 2022 with cleaner energy sources such as biomass, biogas, and solar power, CPF said in a statement on 20 January.

CPF said it

Read More
Published on
January 24, 2022

Vietnam’s leading pangasius exporter, Vinh Hoan, saw its net profits in 2021 rise significantly despite the COVID-19 pandemic, while Navico struggled.

Photo courtesy of Vinh

Read More
Published on
January 24, 2022

Pakistan saw its seafood export value grow 3.2 percent year-on-year to USD 201.6 million (EUR 177.8 million) over July-December 2021, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported 20 January …

Photo courtesy of Iqbal Akhtar

Read More
Published on
January 19, 2022

Officials in Quang Ninh Province in northern Vietnam have announced the province is temporarily banning vehicles carrying frozen seafood, fresh fruits, and other goods to its border area with China. The suspension took effect Monday, 17 January, and will last through the end of China’s Lunar New Year holiday, which runs from 31 January through 6 February, 2022.

Quang Ninh has not been able to handle the quagmire of thousands of container

Read More
Published on
January 18, 2022

Vietnam’s top-producing shrimp company, Minh Phu Seafood, saw its export value of shrimp products rise in 2021 as sales to US, Australia, and the E.U. surged ... 

Photo courtesy of Minh

Read More
Published on
January 14, 2022

Vinh Hoan, Vietnam’s leading pangasius exporter, boosted its export value in December 2021 on the back of higher sales to all its major markets …

Photo courtesy of Vinh

Read More
Published on
January 12, 2022

India may not be able to fulfill a target of exporting seafood worth USD 7.8 billion (EUR 6.9 billion) in 2021-2022 fiscal year due to trading hurdles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hindu BusinessLine reported 10 January …

Photo courtesy of Lloyd

Read More
Published on
January 11, 2022

Singapore-based aquaculture service provider Blue Aqua International has announced its intention to build a land-based trout farm, which the company said will be the first of its kind in the Southeast Asian nation …

Photo courtesy of Blue

Read More
Published on
January 11, 2022

Blueyou and Fair Trade USA have announced the first Fair Trade-certified aquaculture project in Indonesia, involving a group of small-scale shrimp farmers and a local processing facility.

Blueyou is a trading and service company doing business in sustainable seafood in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. It works as an exclusive market access partner for the distribution of Fair Trade-certified shrimp products.

According to Blueyou, a seafood

Read More