Vietnam’s tra fish export turnover soared by 40 times from 40 million USD in 2001 to over 1.4 billion USD in 2010.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the country’s annual tra fish output has remarkably increased over the past ten years, from 37,500 tonnes in 2001 to 1.35 million tonnes in 2010.

At present, Vietnam’s tra fish is exported to 140 countries and territories worldwide.

However, the Vietnamese seafood products are facing fierce competitions from those of other exporters and even importers, the ministry said.

To further develop the markets, the seafood sector plans to diversify the markets and value added products, develop national trademarks and meet strict breeding requirements and sustainable breeding standards.

By this time, 40 percent of Vietnam’s tra fish breeding acreage is certificated to meet different sustainable standards./.