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Tra fish to be traded online

Update: July, 05/2016 - 10:45
Tra fish will be traded online from the end of this month, making the trading more transparent, according to the Việt Nam Pangasius Association. — Photo vov.vn

HCM CITY – Tra fish will be traded online from the end of this month, making the trading more transparent, according to the Việt Nam Pangasius Association.

The association’s deputy general secretary, Võ Thị Thanh Hương, said a Swiss organisation has helped set up online trading platforms at www.mekongfishmarket.com and www.pangasiusmap.com.

They would be launched by the end of this month, and through them pangasius exporters can sell their products globally, she said.

While www.mekongfishmarket.com would contain news about the association’s 50 members and their products, www.pangasiusmap.com would carry information about the farming areas and the standards they meet, she said.

Information about each of the more than 1,100 ponds with a combined area of around 12.3 million square metres will be regularly updated.

Nguyễn Ngọc Hải, chairman of the Thới An Pangasius Co-operative based in Cần Thơ, said the websites would be of great support to the tra industry.

Farmers can get up-to-date information about the market and fish and feed prices, he said.

To help the online market work efficiently, the association wants a logistics network developed.

Once the network comes into being, all tra fish products would be standardised, Hương said. — VNS

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