Food processing

Fish and seafood

Collapse in Myanmar Seafood Exports Puts 1 Million Jobs At Risk

About 1 million people may lose their jobs in Myanmar’s fisheries industry, with almost all exports ceasing since February as the spread of Covid-19 prompted major buyers, led by China and the U.S., to halt orders. Processing plants wouldn’t have been able to deliver anyway, as ...

Khine Lin Kyaw

How Antibiotic-Tainted Seafood From China Ends Up on Your Table

From the air, the Pearl River Delta in southern China’s Guangdong province resembles a mass of human cells under a microscope. Hundreds of thousands of tiny rectangular blocks, all of them shades of green, are clustered between cities and waterways. Keep reading ...

Bloomberg Reporter

Mass shrimp deaths in Tra Vinh

Changeable weather and careless farming in Tra Vinh Province has caused pollution and killed a large number of shrimp in the area. As of March, Tra Vinh had over 7,000 households raising nearly 600 million black tiger shrimp and 2,240 households raising 524 million white leg ...

Exports to grow 8% on value-added items

The value of Thai food exports is projected to grow by 8% this year to reach US$26 billion thanks to more value-added food items and higher global demand. Malee Choklumlerd, director-general of the International Trade Promotion Department, said Thailand shipped about $24 billion worth of ...

Delta raw shrimp prices soar

Prices of raw shrimp have been increasing rapidly in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta since early February when shrimp processors returned to work soon after Tết (Lunar New Year), according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. In major shrimp farming provinces such as ...

Eyeing flying fish on the Ô Loan Lagoon

Ô Loan Lagoon has much more to offer tourists than its well-known delicious seafood and wonderful scenes at sunrise and sunset. It has another “specialty”: the generosity of its people. By Bạch Liên, the hotel receptionist in Tuy Hòa City of Phú Yên Province told me ...

Đà Nẵng, Japan to co-operate in seafood production, sewage treatment

The central city of Da nang, in co-operation with the Japanese International Co-operation Agency, will start building a seafood value chain in the city with a fund of 60 million Japanese yen (around VNĐ11 billion or US$528,000). The city’s secretariat said the project, which will ...

Pacitan villagers say coal plant reduced livelihoods, brought little new employment

The waves of the Indian Ocean crash against the breakwater at Bawur Bay, a protective arm shielding the Pacitan coal-fired power plant. A few meters away, a barge full of coal is berthed. Its cargo is unloaded onto a conveyor belt and transported about 500 ...

Fish farm project on the table

A Chinese firm and its local partner have floated a proposal for a $100 million aquaculture project in Cambodia that would include fish farms, a feed mill and a fish processing plant. Representatives of China Ocean Fishing Holding Ltd and local holding company Khmer Holding ...

Urban FMCG market rising as rural market sees lower growth

2016’s GDP reaching 6.21 per cent fell short of the target of 6.5 per cent but CPI was controlled at 2.67 per cent, lower than the targeted 3-4 per cent. Retail sales of consumer goods also maintained double digit growth, at 10 per cent on ...

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