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Australian Programme Corrects Misconceptions about Asian Fish

24 February 2014

VIET NAM - Australian Television ABC has recently broadcast a programme on Viet Nam's aquaculture farms in which it presented positive comments on seafood imported from the country.

Through it, Australian experts and importers said that Vietnamese seafood products, including shrimp and pangasius, are favoured in Australia, reports VASEP.

Viet Nam pangasius is the second best seller in the Australian market, just behind Tasmanian Atlantic tuna, the programme reported.

Viet Nam aquatic products are reared, processed and exported under international sanitation requirements. Products exported by Viet Nam's major seafood exporters are put into the list of the best products in Australia.

However, some Australian consumers have misunderstandings about the quality of Vietnamese seafood because they think that cheap-price products often have low quality, according to Norman Grant, Chairman of the Australian Seafood Importers Association.

Last year, Australia imported $160 million worth of Vietnamese seafood and the figure is expected to exceed $200 million in 2014.?

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