Ample room to grow and develop Vietnamese clam exports
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Published Nov 28, 2023
Vietnam's clam industry has seen strong investment in sustainable production, leading to the expansion of clam exports. The top export markets for Vietnamese bivalve mollusks include Spain, Italy, Portugal, Japan, America, and China. Lenger Seafood Vietnam Co., Ltd. is the first company to invest in technology and process commercial clams in Nam Dinh province for export, and they have achieved ASC certification for Vietnamese clams.
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According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), Vietnam's bivalve mollusk export turnover in the first nine months of 2023 reached 98 million USD, down 11% over the same period last year. Of which, clam exports alone reached 62 million USD. The top nine export markets for bivalve mollusks in the country in the first 9 months of this year include Spain, Italy, Portugal, Japan, America, and China, among others. In addition, Vietnamese clam products have presented in nearly 60 markets worldwide. With the advantages of domestic production and significant potential for consumption markets, the clam industry is expected to reach a new height. The Department of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that Vietnam has a variety of shellfish such as clams, blood cockles, snails, scallops and oysters, among others. Clams are also a key commodity that brings economic value and development potential. Clams are raised in a lot in ...