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HÀ NỘI – The Việt Nam Pangasius Association on Wednesday launched a trading website and a farming e-map of tra fish in the Mekong Delta region to support tra fish producers and exporters.
The website www.mekongfishmarket.com provides sellers with utilities to help promote their products, give price quotations and streamline the management of their sales staff.
The simple, quick and free membership registration will provide seafood suppliers with quality certifications as well as market information, and data about supply, demand and consumption trends in different regions.
Meanwhile, www.pangasiusmap.com maintains a database and map of 200 tra fish breeding areas of businesses and households in Cần Thơ City and the provinces of Đồng Tháp, Vĩnh Long, An Giang and Bến Tre, besides Tiền Giang that have 1,104 breeding ponds covering 1,230ha.
Users can easily find information about breeding areas, the number of tra fish businesses and households, and harvest forecasts on this map.
The two websites are products of a Swiss-funded project to enhance the export capacity of small- and medium-sized enterprises.
The launch of the websites opens new information channels for trade activities and provides an easy method to track the origins of seafood to ensure safety and transparency of the products.
According to the national seafood development master plan till 2020, with a vision towards 2030, Việt Nam will build six major fisheries development centres in Cần Thơ, Hải Phòng, Đà Nẵng and Khánh Hòa, besides Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu and Kiên Giang. -VNS