Tra fish exports to the EU have recovered following incorrect news published by overseas media, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors. 

In 2008, tra fish became popular in France, Spain and Italy thanks to its low price compared to other indigenous white-flesh fishes.

Statistics from the General Department of Customs showed tra fish exports to the EU surpassed 139 million USD in the first seven months of this year, up 16.5 percent annually.

Several markets posted strong growth such as the Netherlands (up 43 percent) and Italy (up 83 percent).

The EU is now the third largest importer of Vietnamese tra fish, accounting for an 11.6 percent market share, behind China and the US. -VNA