A gradual rise in An Giang’s pangasius export, pangaius in Vietnam meets international export demand

According to the statistics of An Giang Fisheries Sub-Department, the farming area of ​​pangasius in the first 9 months of 2019 reached 1,250 ha. Up to now, An Giang pangasius export has been greatly improved, the export turnover is nearly 200 million USD.

Seafood processing enterprises in the province have exported pangasius to 80 countries, including 31 Asian countries, 16 American countries, 20 European countries, 8 African countries and 4 Oceania countries. An Giang aims for development of pangasius farming in accordance with product quality as well as cooperative farming to ensure stable output.

Mr. Tran Phung Hoang Tuan, Director of An Giang Fisheries Sub-Department said: to stabilize the development of pangasius industry, the province has been pushing up many solutions such as strengthening inspection and examination of hatchery facilities and businesses, aquaculture establishments in order to gradually raise the awareness of establishments towards ensuring production conditions and product quality. At the same time, aquatic products are developed with a industrial scheme and production scale, products reaching quality standards to meet the requirements of the export market. Seafood production is in accordance with the value chain associated with the consumption market and it must be associated with the environment protection to enhance adaptability to climate change in the future.

Regarding the value chain of pangasius, farmers have access to market information through enterprises’ forecasting channels about prices, types of products, demands, consumption trends, market fluctuations, product quality requirements so that businesses and farmers can be promptly informed. Trainings are conducted to instruct in the process of commercial pangasius farming according to quality standards such as GlobalGAP, ASC, VietGAP. Pangasius breeding stock from the 3-level supply system is used to ensure pangasius supply of quality raw materials for exporting and processing to meet the requirements of importing countries to gradually improve the value of exported pangasius products in the world market.

In addition, many pangasius farmers, processors and exporting enterprises also tend to produce clean, chain-based products for the sustainable development of pangasius industry. According to the General Department of Fisheries (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), in 2018, Vietnam produced 1.42 million tons of pangasius, leading the world in the volume of pangasius supplied to the global market. Reducing costs and improving quality in a clean and safe way are competitive advantages for Vietnamese pangasius products. Therefore, it is essential that farmers take initiative in safe production, especially in the current circumstance of low pangasius prices. This will be an effective way of fish farming in the long term, boosting the value and position of processed pangasius for export.

Source: BNews and NNVN