Bac Lieu seafood sells well in export markets

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 08:00

BAC LIEU (Biz Hub) — The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu grossed more than US$355 million from January to November selling about 40,000 tonnes of aquatic food overseas.

The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development attributed the high sales to efforts to secure markets and stabilise production.

Businesses have invested more in modernising shrimp production lines and using processing technology, as shrimp accounts for 98 per cent of local export value.

To win trust from customers, enterprises have concentrated on improving the quality of the products, ensuring food safety and hygiene. They are also working on expanding sales to South Korea, Japan and some Middle Eastern countries.

Local exporters are striving to earn $400 million by the year's end, with about $357 million coming from the aquatic product sector. — VNS

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