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Exports Of Tra Fish To Russia Increase

VIET NAM - Viet Nam exported more than 20,000 tonnes of tra and basa fish products to Russia in the first seven months of the year, a year-on-year increase of around 11 per cent.

Head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MARD)  tra and basa fish exports management department, Duong Ngoc Minh said: "Fish have become the main item on the russian market as chicken, beef and pork exports to russia were facing technical barriers."

The price of tra and basa fish products also rose by 0.09 usd per kg to an average of 1.71 usd per kg, Mr Minh told the Viet Nam News Agency.

A number of vietnamese seafood export businesses are expected to take part in the world food fair in moscow - slated for sept. 14-17, 2010 - in a move to promote vietnam ’s tra and basa fish aquaculture and processing, and to seek new partners in eastern europe .

MARD reported that vietnam grossed more than 2.4 billion usd from exports of seafood in the first seven months of the year, a year-on-year increase of almost 12 per cent. Shrimp topped export lines in the reviewed period, raking in almost 717 million usd. it was followed by tra and basa fish with 650 million usd.

Viet Nam is expected to earn around 4.82 billion usd from seafood exports in 2010, a year-on-year rise of around 13.4 per cent.

the Fish Site Editor

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