Domestic price of tra fish (pangasius) is rising due to increasing demand for exports at year’s end while supply source is limited (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Domestic price of tra fish (pangasius) is rising due to increasing demand for exports at year’s end while supply source is limited, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The prices of material tra fish in the Mekong Delta in September 2017 are at around 25,000- 27,000 VND per kilogramme.

The prices of young tra fish for breeding also showed an upward tendency due to shortage of the fish and increasing breeding demand.

[VN firms seek markets for tra fish]

To date, farming areas for tra fish in the Mekong Delta totalled more than 5,140ha, a decrease of 1.3 percent year-on-year while output in the first nine months of this year hit 998,000 tonnes, up 9.8 percent.

Localities with largest breeding area and output of tra fish were Dong Thap province and Can Tho city with 390,000 tonnes and 134,000 tonnes, respectively.-VNA