( On April 26, 2022, the 28th Seafood Expo Global officially kicked off at Fira Gran Via Exhibition Center, Barcelona City, Spain, marking the return and revitalization of the Fisheries industry after 2 years of stagnation due to the Covid-19 epidemic. With the desire to create a stronger foundation for the world fisheries community, the Organizing Committee of the Seafood Expo Global has decided to move the annual venue from Brussels, Belgium to Barcelona, Spain. The first global seafood exhibition in Barcelona will take place in 3 days from April 26-28, 2022, promising to be a catalyst event for the seafood community around the world to meet and trade, as well as look for business opportunities in this field.

( Cuu Long Fish Joint Stock Company (CL-FISH CORP) reported a net profit of nearly 6 times that of the same period last year, at VND 71 billion.

( The total export value of Vietnam pangasius in the first quarter of 2022 increased by nearly 90% compared to the same period last year. In most major import markets, pangasius export value is growing positively by two to three digits.

( Although China is still steadfast with the Zero COVID policy and many major seafood centers are blocked, Vietnam's seafood exports to China in the first quarter still doubled compared to the same period in 2021, reaching 326 million USD.

( Ca Mau province is consistently encouraging the growth of the shrimp processing sector for export after the COVID-19 pandemic, utilizing and successfully exploiting the province's huge potential and advantages, as well as good opportunities from FTAs.

( According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, in the first three months of 2022, seafood exports reached 307 thousand tons, 2.5 billion USD, up 18.5% in volume and 38.7% in value over the same period in 2021...

( With the impressive business results in the first quarter, "The Queen of Pangasius" Vinh Hoan Corp traded at the highest price since its listing (December 24, 2007), at around 100,000 VND/share.

( Quang Ngai has set a target by 2030, the average growth rate of the province's seafood production value will reach 5 - 6%/year, the production value will reach 9,056 billion VND, and the export value will reach 25 million USD.

( While raw materials for many marine species are scarce, herring and anchovies are still Vietnamese products with readily available supply from domestic catch. Fishermen in the central provinces are bouncing herring, especially in the first months of this year, providing a firm supply of raw materials for processing companies to export.

( Sao Ta Foods (FMC) plans to pay a dividend of 20% in 2022 (VND2,000/share), equal to the dividend expected to be paid in 2021.

( After a process of peer-reviewing, the Provincial Council of Science and Technology (including the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Industry and Trade, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development) agreed to grant the right to use geographical indications for Ca Mau black tiger shrimp products (1st phase) for 3 enterprises: MINH PHU SEAFOOD Corp, Minh Phu Mangroves shrimp social Enterprise, and Ca Mau Seafood Processing & Service Joint Stock Corporation (CASES).

( The two sides have just signed a strategic cooperation agreement to contribute to the development of the shrimp value chain, from seed to table, raising the level of the Vietnamese shrimp.

( Vietnam seafood exports in March 2022 were estimated at US$920 million, still maintaining a growth rate of 25% despite the war in Ukraine, which interrupted seafood exports to Russia and Ukraine from the end of February and higher transportation costs as well as costs of raw materials for production, processing and exporting of aquatic products.

( The Russia-Ukraine crisis, culminating in the invasion into Ukraine on February 24, has become front of mind for people around the world. The world fisheries industry is also reeling in this war.

( To implement the approved National Program on Trade Promotion in 2022, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) organized a business delegation to participate in the 2022 North American Seafood Expo to display, introduce products and approach customers at private and public booths.