Toan Dao

Contributing Editor reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam

Toan Dao has written about Vietnam’s business community, with a focus on energy and agriculture, for a number of Vietnamese and international outlets for more than 10 years. As a contributing editor for SeafoodSource in Southeast Asia, he also covers other major seafood producers in the region including Indonesia and Thailand.


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Published on
September 23, 2022

The Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) is developing breeding techniques to revitalize several freshwater fish species native to the Southeast Asian country.

Indigenous freshwater fish species in the Philippines have been on a decline due to overfishing, worsening water quality, siltation, illegal fishing, competition from non-native species, and climate change, and through the new program, DA-BFAR hopes to

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September 22, 2022

Kaohsiung, Taiwan-based seafood-processing firm Anyong Biotechnology announced it is now using the Cells Alive System (CAS) technology developed by the Japan-based ABI Corporation to preserve the freshness of its products.

The company claims it is the first in the region to use the CAS system, which has been granted three major innovation awards in Japan. ABI Corporation claims it preserves food with greater freshness than

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September 21, 2022

Singapore-based industrial insect-meal company Nutrition Technologies has completed a USD 20 million (EUR 19.9 million) equity fundraising round to support its expansion plans.

The equity venture round was led by PTT Ventures and supported by Sumitomo Corporation, ING Sustainable Investments, and Mandala Capital. Other participants included existing investors Openspace Ventures, SEEDs Capital, and Hera Capital. The funds from the round will be

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September 20, 2022

Cao Lanh, Dong Thap, Vietnam-based pangasius exporter Vinh Hoan saw its sales revenue increase once again in August 2022.

Vinh Hoan’s sales totaled VND 1.27 trillion (USD 53.6 million, EUR 53.7 million) in the month, a 73 percent year-over-year increase and up 6 percent from the previous month ... 

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September 20, 2022

Shrimp production in Vietnam is being increasingly impacted by the spread of diseases, making it difficult for exporters to fulfill their orders, according to Fimex Chairman Ho Quoc Luc.

Despite offering higher prices, many processors are still unable to secure sufficient materials for processing, Luc said. A large local supplier of shrimp larvae and feed told Luc its sales of shrimp larvae have risen 20 percent, but its sales of shrimp

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September 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has made no change to its previous preliminary decision regarding the imposition of antidumping duties on pangasius from Vietnam.

The final results of DOC’s 18th period review from 1 August, 2020, through 31 July, 2021

were announced in a notice published in the Federal Register on 13 September. The final conclusion was identical to the results of the preliminary review that

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September 19, 2022

Inspectors from the European Commission will visit Vietnam in late October 2022 to review the country’s progress in combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Coastal provinces and cities, including Khanh Hoa province in central Vietnam, have been asked to make preparations to receive the inspectors, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

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September 16, 2022

Vietnam’s pangasius exports to the United Kingdom are up 229 thus far in 2022.

The fish has become a favorite alternative for consumers in the country, according to Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) ... 

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September 14, 2022
India’s seafood sector is a slowdown in exports due to cooling demand in its major markets. The Indian government previously set a goal of reaching USD 8.6 billion (EUR 8.6 billion) in seafood exports in the 2022-2023 fiscal year, which began 1 April – up 10.8 percent from the USD 7.76 billion (EUR 7.76 billion) it recorded in the previous year. However, India’s seafood sales to many of its major markets began to slow down in August 2022,… Read More
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September 13, 2022

Vietnam's seafood export value recovered in August 2022, amid a sharp decline in shipping costs.

The increase in sales has occurred as global freight costs have dropped from all-time highs recorded earlier this year. The cost for sending a container of shrimp from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to ports in the U.S. West Coast dropped to around ... 

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