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
February 26, 2021

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program is collaborating with seafood companies Thai Union and Devi Seafoods – along with traceability firms Wholechain and Legit Fish – to promote traceability in supply chains.

Their partnership is developing real-time digital solutions that will facilitate direct transfer of data from BAP-certified facilities to BAP’s internal data

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February 25, 2021
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) saw its sales revenue and profits rise in 2020 thanks partly to the improvements of its shrimp aquaculture segment in Thailand. CPF’s sales revenue surged 11 percent year-on-year to THB 589.7 billion (USD 19.6 billion, EUR 16.1 billion) in 2020, with 69 percent of the sales generated by its international operation and 31 percent by the business in Thailand, CPF said in its 2020 results statement, released on 24… Read More
Published on
February 25, 2021

Minh Phu Seafood plans to build a new shrimp processing factory this year in the Mekong Delta. The new plant, the Minh Phat, will have an annual capacity of 30,000 metric tons (MT) of finished products …

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Published on
February 24, 2021

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that his government will work to make India a hub for seafood exports …

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Published on
February 23, 2021

Thai Union has notified the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) that it plans to list its feedmill subsidiary, Thai Union Feedmill (TFM), on the bourse through an initial public offering (IPO) …

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Published on
February 23, 2021

Vietnam hopes to boost the value of its seafood exports this year on the back of strong domestic production and new free trade agreements kicking in …

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Published on
February 23, 2021

Thai Union will sell all of its stakes and leave a retail joint venture operating in fish and seafood in the Middle East, the Thai company said in a statement on 22 February

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Published on
February 22, 2021

Bangkok, Thailand-based seafood giant Thai Union earned a record profit last year despite losses from its Red Lobster affiliate, the company said in its Q4 results report, released 22 February.

The company’s net income in the fourth quarter rose 38 percent year-on-year to THB 1.46 billion (USD 48.6 million, EUR 40 million) on the back of strong core business results. The company’s net profit reached THB 6.25

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Published on
February 18, 2021

Vietnam was able to gain more value of tuna exports to the E.U. last year mainly thanks to their free trade agreement, the EVFTA, Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said in a statement on 17 February …

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Published on
February 17, 2021

Thai Union has secured its first sustainability-linked syndicated loan (SLL) worth USD 400 million (EUR 330 million) ... 

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