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An extremely nutritious fish species abundant in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam is increasing in price, and black snails are also selling well

Frozen Snail
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Vietnam
Market & Price Trends
Published Mar 31, 2024

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The article provides an overview of the current market trends and prices for goby fish, black apple snails, and pangasius in the Mekong Delta. Goby fish prices have surged to 200,000-230,000 VND/kg wholesale and over 300,000 VND/kg retail due to high demand and limited supply, alongside challenges in farming such as high seed costs and loss rates. Black apple snail prices have also increased, reaching 50,000 VND/kg for large sizes and 25,000-45,000 VND/kg for smaller sizes, due to reduced supply and high demand. In contrast, pangasius prices have fallen to 26,800-27,500 VND/kg for export quality and 18,000-20,000 VND/kg for yellow fat pangasius, with the drop attributed to an abundant supply and slow domestic consumption, which also led to decreased prices for pangasius fingerlings at 28,000-32,000 VND/kg.
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Goby fish of 35-45 fish/kg are sold by farmers to traders and seafood purchasing warehouses for 200,000-230,000 VND/kg, and if sold retail at the market, it can be up to more than 300,000 VND/kg. The price of goby fish has increased due to high demand while supply is limited because the number of fish to harvest is not much, as well as because people have recently reduced the farming area. According to farmers, goby fish can be raised for sale for about 5-6 months. However, currently, the development of goby farming is somewhat difficult due to the high price of seed, difficulty in finding and purchasing, and the loss rate during the farming process is still high, leading to high costs. The price of black apple snails in many localities in the Mekong Delta is currently increasing by at least 5,000 VND/kg compared to about a month ago. The price of large black apple snails (size 15-20/kg) is being sold by farmers to traders and snail collectors at 50,000 VND/kg. Black apple snails ...
Source: Danviet
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