Vietnam’s total output of caught fish in the first eight months of 2017 reached nearly 2.3 million tonnes, up 3.4 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

( On 31st Aug 2017, at the meeting room of Saigon International Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), on the sideline of the Vietfish 2017, VASEP Marine Product Committee held a meeting of seafood enterprises to unify the implementation of the IUU regulations as well as provide solutions to combat IUU fishing.

During a recent meeting in Thailand, the prime ministers of Thailand and Vietnam reaffirmed their commitment to suppressing illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

( Being considered as the most important activity of fisheries industry in the year, Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition 2017 (Vietfish 2017) was opened on 29th Aug 2017 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC). The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) - Mr. Vu Van Tam- and representatives from Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade as well as representatives from trade affairs and business associations from countries such as Thailand, India, and Malaysia ... and the media.

As part of the outstanding activities at VIETFISH 2017, VASEP is planning to hold 7 major conferences related to key fisheries activities, presented by domestic and international speakers.

( This year, Australia increased imports of processed cephalopod (HS code 16), while reduced those of fresh/chilled/frozen items.

( Vietnam currently stayed as the 13th largest supplier of cephalopod to the U.S. In the first four months of 2017, Vietnam's cephalopod exports to the market hit US$1.6 million, up 0.5%, but the export volume touched 174 MT, down 22 % year on year.

( In the first 4 months of this year, imports of cephalopod into Japan from most countries decreased compared to the same period. In the period, imports from China, Peru, South Korea and Spain into the market recorded the positive growth of 84%, 1,934%, 3,504% and 1,187% respectively compared to the same period in 2016. Meanwhile, the import volume from other countries reported the fall.

( In Jan - Apr 2017, Vietnam cephalopod exports reported a y-o-y growth of 39.3% to reach over US$156 million. Vietnam cephalopod exports to 4 largest importing markets showed the increase: South Korea (+32.8) Japan (+37.2) EU (+88.7) ASEAN (+23.9). Importing markets and main products are as follows:

Lenger Seafoods Vietnam shipped its first container of ngao oyster grown in northern Nam Dinh province to Italy on June 10, ushering in a new opportunity for local breeders.

( In the first quarter of 2017, Vietnam’s cephalopod exports to the EU reached US$20.04 million, up 79.8% over the same period in 2016. Italy was the leading importer in the bloc with the value of US$11.8 million, up 72.5%; followed by France with US$2.1 million, up 339.3% and the Netherlands with US$1.2 million, up 234% year on year. The EU ranked the 3rd in top largest buyers of Vietnam cephalopod, picking up 19%, up from 14% in QI/2016.

( In the first quarter of 2017, Vietnam’s cephalopod exports to Israel totaled US$870,000, an increase of 230.3% over the same period in 2016. Shipments to the market recorded the highest growth out of top 9 importing markets of Vietnam cephalopod in earlier this year

( In QI/2017, Vietnam’s cephalopod exports to South Korea hit US$40.1 million, up 27.9% over the same period last year. South Korea remained as the biggest buyer of Vietnam cephalopod, accounting for 37%, down 1% compared to QI/2016

( In the first three months of 2017, Vietnam’s cephalopod exports totaled US$107.1 million, up 31.4% over the same period last year. In QI/2016, exports of squid and octopus picked up the equal proportion, and tended to decline. However, in QI/2017, shipments of squid and octopus witnessed the positive growth and the proportion of these two items had more disparity.

( On 17th Apr 2017, Seafood Joint Stock Company No.4, also known as SEAPRIEXCO No.4 (HOSE: TS4) held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City.


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