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The Chinese market sees no sign of positivity for the six months, thus, export to the market is forecast to decrease slightly compared to the same period last year.

Seafood exports during the period are forecast to recover with a growth of about 5%, equivalent to more than USD5 billion, bringing the total figure for the whole year to USD9 billion, a year-on-year rise of 2%.

The Directorate of Fisheries estimated seafood export turnover at nearly USD4 billion in the first half, equivalent to 100.6% of the same period last year.

Together with this, total seafood output reached 3.77 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 6%.

Although exports of shrimp and tra fish witnessed signs of reduction in the six months, shipment of other products such as tuna, cuttle-fish, octopus and sea fishes still increased compared to the same period last year./.

BTA