120,000 Tonnes of Catfish from Viet Nam to Russia

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
27 February 2009, at 12:00am

VIET NAM - Viet Nam will export 120,000 tonness of tra or pangasius catfish to Russia this year, with the first shipment expected early next month, a seafood association official said Thursday.

Pangasius fish sells for between VND15,500 (US$0.89) and VND16,000 ($0.92) a kilo but it is hard to buy, Duong Ngoc Minh, vice chairman of the Freshwater Fish Association told ThanhnienNews.

Minh’s company contracted farmers in the region to raise the fish on about 400 hectares to guarantee a stable supply, he said.