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Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked for tighter management of fishery products amid warnings by major import markets on food hygiene and safety standards of aquatic products.

In the directive issued on May 30, the ministry said that while diseases were causing complications, there were violations in the use of chemicals and antibiotics in some localities, forcing several markets to stop imports.

The ministry asked for enhancing disease prevention and violations in the use of chemicals and antibiotics to be handled strictly.

Reports must be submitted to the ministry before the end of July.

Regarding the warning on some export batches or others that were returned due to contamination, there was a need to clarify their origins, the ministry said.

In the first five months of this year, fisheries exports reached a revenue of 2.43 billion USD, rising slightly by 1.1 percent over the same period last year, the ministry’s statistics have revealed.-VNA