(seafood.vasep.com.vn) As of August 15, 2021, the total value of Vietnam's tuna exports to the Israeli market increased by 34% over the same period in 2020, reaching nearly 25 million USD, accounting for 5 .6% of total tuna export value. Israel continues to be Vietnam's third largest single tuna export market after the US and Italy.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Mr. Nguyen Quang Hung, Deputy Director of Directorate of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that the electronic log-book is being piloted in some coastal provinces of Vietnam.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) As of the first half of August 2021, the total value of Vietnamese pangasius exports to the Mexican market reached US$43.76 million, up nearly 70% over the same period last year. With this result, Mexico has now surpassed Brazil and entered the top pangasius export market of Vietnamese seafood enterprises in Latin America.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) By the end of July 2021, the total value of Vietnam's tuna exports reached US$420 million, an increase of 20% over the same period in 2020. In July 2021 alone, Vietnam's tuna export value reached nearly $65 million, up 1.7% over the same period in 2020.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Korea is the largest import market of Vietnam's cephalopods, accounting for 41% of the total export value. In the second quarter of 2021 alone, cephalopod exports to South Korea reached US$62.6 million, up 8.8% over the same period last year. In the first two quarters of this year, cephalopod exports to this market reached 110.3 million USD, up 8% compared to the first 2 quarters of 2020.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Vinh Hoan Joint Stock Company (VHC) has just announced business results in July 2021 with a revenue of VND 765 billion, up 21% over the same period, up 7% compared to June 2021.

(seafood. vasep.com.vn) Vietnam's cephalopod exports to Thailand in the first 6 months of this year achieved positive growth. As of July 15, 2021, exports of cephalopods to Thailand reached US$31.5 million, up 25.3% over the same period last year.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first half of 2021, Vietnam's tuna exports to Italy continued to grow at a high rate of triple digits. In June alone, the value of tuna exports to this market jumped 283% over the same period in 2020, reaching nearly $2.1 million. Accumulated in the first 6 months of 2021, the export value of tuna to Italy reached nearly 22.5 million USD, up 130% over the same period in 2020.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first six months of this year, the EU was the largest import market for Vietnamese bivalve molluscs, accounting for 60% of Vietnam's total bivalve mollusk exports.

(seafood. vasep.com.vn) Vietnam's tuna exports to Chile in the first 6 months of 2021 reached $3.3 million, accounting for nearly 1% of Vietnam's total tuna export value during this period, increased by 4.4% over the same period. Although the proportion is not high, thanks to the effective free trade agreements between Vietnam and Chile, Vietnamese tuna will have many opportunities to expand its market share in this market in the near future.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first half of this year, Vietnamese shrimp exports to Australia reached US$88.7 million, up 81% over the same period last year. This is the market that recorded the best growth among the main shrimp import markets of Vietnam.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first half of this year, while exporting pangasius to the EU and China was difficult, Vietnamese pangasius enterprises boosted exports to other potential markets, including Brazil. As of the first half of July 2021, the total value of pangasius exports to Brazil reached 35.5 million USD, up 86.8% over the same period last year.

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang will develop sea aquaculture, focusing on breeding fish in floating cages and bivalve mollusc farming effectively and safely, thereby contributing to enhancing agricultural economic growth in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Vietnam is to have 280,000 ha of marine aquaculture area and 10.5 million cubic metres of farming cages by 2025, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

(seafood.vasep.com) Since 2019, in the Mekong Delta, the pangasius farming area has been standardized, located and issued codes for each pond, ensuring traceability. Quality and output will be strictly controlled to ensure food safety to build the reputation of the pangasius brand for sustainable development.