Vietnam Pangasius Exports to Exceed 500,000 Metric Tons


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 16, 2008

Vietnam's pangasius exports are projected to surpass 500,000 metric tons this year, generating more than $1.2 billion, Ngo Phuoc Hau, VP of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors and chairman of its Freshwater Fish Committee, told Asia Pulse today.

He said Mekong Delta processors are producing large tra weighing more than 1.1 kilograms (2.4 pounds) each, which represent 70 to 80 percent of the raw material supply.

So far this year, Vietnam has exported 260,000 metric tons of tra and basa valued at $610 million, up 35 percent from a year ago.

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