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The arrival of imported fish from Vietnam threatens Brazilian tilapiculture

Frozen Tilapia
Published Feb 28, 2024

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The Brazilian Fish Farming Association and the Agricultural Parliamentary Front have suspended tilapia imports from Vietnam due to concerns over health standards and dumping. This decision has raised concerns among local tilapia farmers who fear the potential risks to their growing industry. Meanwhile, Superbac offers a solution with its tool, Organpesc, a biostimulator for fish and shrimp farms. It solubilizes essential nutrients, promoting the growth of phytoplankton, a food supplement for captive fish and shrimp, potentially leading to increased weight, reduced cultivation time, improved feed conversion rate, and better control of the nitrogen cycle.
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In recent weeks, the Brazilian tilapiculture market has been quite busy. It all started in December last year, when 25 thousand kilos of fish from Vietnam were unloaded at the Port of Santos/SP. The Brazilian Fish Farming Association (PeixeBR) and the Agricultural Parliamentary Front (FPA) quickly acted and spoke out against the purchase, under the allegation of dumping – in this case, that the imported product had a lower price than the cost of production here. The entities also point out that the Asian country does not comply with the same health rules required in Brazil, creating an unfair competitive environment. After some discussions, on February 7th, ministers Carlos Fávaro, of Agriculture and Livestock (MAPA), and André de Paula, of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA), announced that imports of tilapia from Vietnam are suspended until all health risk analyzes of products coming from that country are carried out. However, there may still be a review of the protocol to ...
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