Vietnamese seafood such as shrimp and “basa” fish are very popular with Australian consumers, with the latter the most consumed in the country after Tasmanian Atlantic salmon.

Positive comments from Australian aquatic experts and importers were mentioned in a report broadcast on Australia’s ABC TV.

Vietnam’s aquatic supply chain meets high-quality standards, with many products from local giant export companies topping the list of the best imported seafood, the report claimed.

However, Chairman of the Australian Association of Seafood Importers Norman Grant said many Australian consumers are still avoiding fish from Vietnam and Thailand because they wrongly believe that lower-cost products are less delicious.

Last year, Australia imported seafood worth over 160 million USD from Vietnam. The figure is expected to exceed 200 million USD in 2014.-VNA