Ukrainians lap up Viet Nam catfish

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
1 August 2007, at 1:00am

VIET NAM - Vietnamese 'tra' and 'basa' catfish has become flavour of the month in the Ukraine. Exports of the smoky testing fish have doubled since the beginning of the year.

The Viet Nam Association for Seafood Exporters and Processors (Wasep) reported that Ukraine's imports of Vietnamese 'tra' and 'basa' fillet surged by 268 percent over the same period last year.

The Ukraine market aside, 'tra' and 'basa' also recorded increases of 43.5 percent and 39.2 percent in volume in the markets of the European Union and ASEAN.

Source: Vietnam News Agency