Seafood News:

The demand from markets has many positive signals. The US and EU markets have eased the distance, reopened and the vaccine is widely injected. The demand for shrimp imports from these markets is very high from now until November to serve Christmas, especially the demand for large-sized shrimp imports. According to export enterprises, orders are signed a lot, just worry about production is not enough to meet.

Mr. Le Van Quang – Chairman of Minh Phu Seafood Group said that the market demand for large shrimps is very good with high export prices. In order to increase capacity in the current shortage of workers, the factory must increase production of large sizes. It is recommended that farmers stock low density of 100-120 fish/m2 compared to the previous high density of 250-300 fish/m2. Currently, size 10-45 pcs/kg is under contract. The type of 40 fish/kg is being ordered a lot by the US market. Shrimp farmers should be confident that when the social distance is controlled and back to the “new normal”, shrimp exporters and factories will push up the purchase price.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Phung Duc Tien noted that shrimp production and processing is a chain associated with focal points including: seed, feed, farming techniques, supply of materials, harvest planning and consumption. Seafood in the southern provinces is about 5 million tons, must be harvested quickly and solve difficulties in the processing stage.

Covid-19 situation:

Vietnam Nationwide

Vietnam may get 20 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in September, either as aid or through commercial contracts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced. The information was revealed from a meeting of the Nation’s Vaccine Diplomacy Committee on Sep 08. The types of vaccines and their sources have not been specified.

On Sep 07, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son called on Singapore to consider donating or transferring its unused vaccines to Vietnam as soon as possible during a phone talk with his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan.

The Ministry of Health has requested Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, and Long An to speed up inoculation in order to vaccinate all residents aged 18 and older with at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot by September 15.

Ho Chi Minh City

Can Gio District has become the third district in Ho Chi Minh City to claim successful control of the coronavirus pandemic, after District 7 and Cu Chi District.

Ho Chi Minh City has allowed small restaurants, eateries and coffee shops in the city to resume takeaway services from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day after two months of suspension, starting from Sep 09.

Ho Chi Minh City is planning to introduce a ‘vaccine green pass’ which allows residents who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to resume certain activities after Sep 15, according to chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Phan Van Mai.


Next lockdown review due – 21st September.

Hanoi has received a million Covid-19 vaccine doses of Sinopharm on Sep 09, among 2 million to be administered in a campaign until mid-Sept. Mr. Vu Cao Cuong, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Health, said the Sinopharm doses were distributed by the Ministry of Health.

The Hanoi People’s Committee has ordered COVID-19 testing on 100 percent of the city’s population from September 6 to 12 in order to put the pandemic under control by September 15.

Khanh Hoa (Nha Trang)

The Khanh Hoa Provincial Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has just issued temporary guidance on measures to ensure safety for epidemic prevention and control at production, business and tourism establishments in the province.

From September 8, 2021 until further notice, businesses, production facilities, business establishments, tourist service establishments, factories, and construction works within and outside the budget may operate when ensuring the conditions for the area where the production facilities are located and the safety conditions for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic. In particular, the area where the production facility is located must be in the “green zone” or have headquarters in the “yellow zone”, “orange zone”, “red zone” but in an isolated location, far away from residential areas.

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