Seafood News

  • Although the Covid-19 situation still affects production capacity and efficiency, in the new situation, businesses are making efforts to both fight the epidemic and boost production to take advantage of the increasing market demand. Therefore, seafood exports in the last months of the year will continue to recover.
  • The price of both raw Vannamei and Black Tiger shrimp in the Mekong Delta provinces continued to rise up as the high demand and shortage of raw materials for year-end time. The shrimp suppliers increase buying raw materials and work overtime to meet the shipment schedule. Main sizes of Vannamei is 40-70 count, while Black Tiger is 20-40 count.
  • Seafood industry are also under pressure when the supply of input materials has not yet recovered after a long period of influence due to the prolonged epidemic, the increase in gasoline prices also affects the transportation of raw materials between provinces. The pressure on input materials has made many manufacturers quite hesitant to push their production capacity to the maximum level.
  • According to the FAO report, the world supply of farmed shrimp remain stable in 2021. The demand has increased sharply in the U.S, Japan, E.U, while demand for shrimp has faltered in ChinaThanks to stable output and improved export processing facilities, Ecuador increased shrimp exports to existing and emerging markets. The Indian shrimp industry continues to face the Covid-19 crisis and the entire supply chain is affected. Meanwhile, Vietnam and Indonesia still maintain stable exports thanks to stable supply and production of value-added products.
  • Vietnam’s shrimp exports in November increased by 11%, estimated at nearly $350 million, according to which shrimp exports by the end of November reached over $3.5 billion, up nearly 3% over the same period of last year.
  • Pangasius exports also had a positive signal with an increase of 23% in November to about USD 178 million. Accumulated pangasius exports by the end of November reached nearly $1.4 billion, up 2.5% over the same period last year.
  • Tuna and cephalopod exports are recovering strongly with growth of 48% and 37% respectively in November, estimated at $76 million and $69 million, respectively. By the end of November 2021, tuna exports reached 670 million USD, up 13%, squid and octopus exports increased 7% to 543 million USD.

Covid-19 situation:

Vietnam Nationwide

  • Vietnam has prepared enough COVID-19 vaccines to give its eligible population a booster 3rd dose starting from December, said Mr. Tran Van Thuan, Deputy Minister of Health. There are 97 percent of adults have received their first Covid-19 vaccine doses, 70 percent their second, and around 5 million children aged 12-17 their first. Vietnam aims to give all adults their third Covid-19 vaccine shots by mid-2022.
  • Vietnam’s Ministry of Health received 500,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by the Argentina government on December 3. The vaccine batch is worth over $2 million.
  • China will provide US$3.1 million for Vietnam to buy medical supplies to fight COVID-19, along with 500,000 vaccine doses.
  • The Ministry of Transport on Tuesday proposed Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh allow the resumption of regular international commercial flights from December 15 and scrap the quarantine regulation for passengers who have got enough doses of COVID-19 vaccine and a negative test certificate.
  • Many overseas Vietnamese have complained about the exorbitant costs for a repatriation flight, including pricey quarantine fees at a limited number of designated hotels, while the airfare just makes up a fraction.

Ho Chi Minh City

  • Ho Chi Minh City will begin providing third COVID-19 vaccine shots to certain groups from December 10, making it the first city in Vietnam to initiate such a vaccination drive. The third doses will be first given to frontline workers and people at higher risk.
  • Ho Chi Minh City has been ready for welcoming foreign travelers during the coming Christmas season after nearly two years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the city has now been qualified for tourism reopening.
  • Health authorities on December 7 resumed the operation of COVID-19 field hospital No. 12 in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City in preparation for offering treatment to patients contracting the Omicron coronavirus variant.


  • The Hanoi People’s Committee on Thursday agreed to a proposal by the local education department to let tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders return to school on December 6.
  • Barriers were erected on many alleys and streets across Hanoi to zone off areas at high risk of COVID-19 transmission as the Ministry of Health added 455 new infections to the city’s daily count.
  • Hanoi education authorities changed their minds on Sunday, allowing only 12th graders to resume offline learning from December 6, instead of 10th, 11th, and 12th graders as previously planned, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the capital city in recent days.

Khanh Hoa (Nha Trang)

  • There are 1,414 shots of COVID-19 vaccines were given in Khanh Hoa Province on December 6, putting the total administered shots in Khanh Hoa at 1,867,443, including 1,047,203 first and 898,890 second doses.
  • Due to heavy rain, together with Am Chua lake and Suoi Dau lake releasing floods, since December 1, the Cai river’s water rose rapidly, causing flooding in communes near the city. There are more than 8,000 houses in the suburbs of Nha Trang City, many people could not move their belongings in time.
  • Khanh Hoa Provincial Department of Transport has recently announced the resumption of the interprovincial fixed-route passenger buses from Khanh Hoa Province to Da Nang City and vice versa.

Da Nang

  • First-grade students in the central city of Da Nang will be allowed to resume offline learning on December 6 under several conditions aimed at ensuring safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Rainy and cold conditions are prevailing in the mid-central region due to the strong influence of an intense cold front and the upper-tropospheric easterly winds, according to the Mid-Central Region Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
  • The COVID-19 situation in Da Nang remains complicated with the rising number of cases. Da Nang has recorded triple digit COVID-19 case count in a day. New cases are linked to such clusters as wet markets, production facilities, and healthcare facilities.

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