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Pangasius fish export tops $1.75 billion

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Vietnam Pangasius Fish Association said that pangasius fish export turnover this year exceeds US$1.75 billion and the fish farming area has increased back in the Mekong Delta region.
 

Pangasius fish export tops $1.75 billion

Specifically, new farming area is 3,299 hectares, up 14 percent while harvest area reaches 3,415 hectares, up 7 percent.
Large farming provinces are Dong Thap with 1,200 hectares, Ben Tre 753 hectares and An Giang 589 hectares.
The fish output and export turnover have strongly increased because of advantageous consumption from Chinese market which has replaced the US to become the largest import market of Vietnamese pangasius fish.
Pangasius price now approximates VND28,000 a kilogram in the Mekong Delta, the highest level this year and the record high for the last ten years.

By CAO PHONG – Translated by Hai Mien

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