Catfish exports intended to grow to USD 2 billion this year
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 01:30 (GMT + 9)
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Hanoi expects catfish exports reach USD 2 billion this year, accounting for 31.5 per cent of the fishery industry’s total export value.
According to Acting General Director of the Directorate of Fisheries Nguy?n Ng?c Oai, to reach this goal, the industry will need to breed some 2.2 billion catfish in order to be able to deliver an output of more than 1.3 million tonnes of catfish products, Vietnam News reported.
Further measures to be taken, in Oai’s view, is the improvement of catfish breeding quality and export market enlargement.
The director pointed out that the industry must also create a production and processing chain to encourage farmers to team up with catfish processing companies to ensure a balance between supply and demand.
For their part, catfish exporters said they are facing a lack of raw ... FULL STORY