Posts Tagged ‘ The Fish ’

Vietnam exporters reject ‘filthy’ fish breeding charge 

November 28, 2010
Vietnam exporters reject ‘filthy’ fish breeding charge 

  Local seafood exporters have criticized a European parliament member who has alleged that the pangasius or tra fish is farmed in “filthy” pools and polluted rivers. They’ve asked Struan Stevenson of Scotland to visit the farms on the Mekong River and see the breeding pools for himself. In his keynote address to the European [...]

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Eating like a mountain man 

November 28, 2010
Eating like a mountain man 

Bamboo tubes of grilled buffalo meat at Hoa Ban Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City’s Nha Be District Northwest Vietnam has some of the country’s most striking vistas. The rugged terrain is home to jagged mountains, rich tropical forests, ethnic minorities, and an abundance of wildlife. The region is also famous for the hearty, rustic [...]

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One-ton-plus shark caught off central Vietnam

February 7, 2010
One-ton-plus shark caught off central Vietnam

A fisherman caught a white shark weighing over one ton while he was fishing in inshore waters off the coast of Phu Yen Province in the central region on Thursday. Sixty-year-old Nguyen Trong from Xuan Hai Commune said he found the giant fish, which was five meters long, stuck in his seine at around 6 [...]

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Central waters plagued by shark-like attacks

January 16, 2010
Central waters plagued by shark-like attacks

Nguyen Minh Tuan, a lecturer at Quy Nhon University, was attacked by an unidentified fish on January 9 Authorities in the central coastal town of Quy Nhon are offering a reward of VND10 million (US$541) for capture of an unidentified fish locals blame for attacking ten people since last July. The three latest victims of [...]

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Suspected shark attacks three in central Vietnam

January 12, 2010
Suspected shark attacks three in central Vietnam

An unidentified fish suspected to be a shark on Saturday attacked three people in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh. Nguyen Minh Tuan, lecturer at the Quy Nhon University, was bathing 100 meters off Quy Nhon Town at around 6.45 a.m. when a fish bit his left arm two times before swimming away.A man [...]

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Tra fish exports start leaping

November 30, 2009
Tra fish exports start leaping

LookAtVietnam – Exports of Vietnamese tra catfish have recorded a marked recovery with export volume surging to most export markets in the first 10 months of 2009, according to the Association of Seafood Exports and Processors (VASEP).The United States continued to be Viet Nam’s key importer of tra fish with purchases worth US$15.5 million in [...]

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Vietnamese businesses still not ready for IUU

November 23, 2009
Vietnamese businesses still not ready for IUU

LookAtVietnam – VASEP has warned that regulations on IUU would be the biggest hindrance for Vietnamese seafood companies when they try to export products. Under the IUU law, all seafood export consignments to the EU must clearly show the origin of the products, including the sea area where the fish are caught and the names [...]

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Fish massage: Banned in US but expanding in Vietnam

November 22, 2009
Fish massage: Banned in US but expanding in Vietnam

Fish massage has been banned in 15 states in the US – in Vietnam it’s uncontrolled and increasingly popular.  This service has been in Vietnam for only a year but in that time it has grown massively.  Originally there was just one spa in Hanoi (Sakura Spa in Doi Nhan street), now dozens of spas [...]

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Pungent culinary prize

November 21, 2009
Pungent culinary prize

Fishermen of the coast of Phan Thiet in the south-central province of Binh Thuan. France has its cheese, Italy its olive oil and balsamic vinegar and Spain its ham, but the one product that defines Vietnam’s diverse cuisine is by far the smelliest: sauce made from fermented fish. Nuoc mam, or fish sauce, is a [...]

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“Death fish” can make millions for farmers

November 19, 2009
“Death fish” can make millions for farmers

LookAtVietnam – Vietnamese farmers are attempting to export ca noc, or puffer fish, a poisonous fish found in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Vietnam Fisheries Association is moving ahead with plans to turn puffer fish, which due to its poison, is often called the “death fish”, into a valuable export item. The association believes export of the [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...