Opportunity to bring Vietnamese clams to new heights in the future
Market & Price Trends
Published Nov 15, 2023
Vietnam's clam industry has seen a decline in export turnover, but the Vietnamese clam products have still managed to penetrate nearly 60 markets worldwide. The Department of Fisheries has highlighted the potential of the clam industry, with the country having a variety of shellfish and large farming areas. To enhance product value and brand, many localities have invested in sustainable clam farming and achieved international certifications.
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In recent years, many localities and businesses have made strong investments in sustainable production to achieve international certifications, creating a foundation for Vietnamese clams to expand. According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), Vietnam's bivalve mollusc export turnover in the first 9 months of 2023 reached 98 million USD, down 11% over the same period last year. Clam exports alone reached 62 million USD, down 19%. Vietnamese clam products are now present and conquered nearly 60 markets around the world. With the advantages of domestic production plus large space in the consumer market and a sustainable direction, the clam industry is expected to reach new heights in the future. Opportunity to bring Vietnamese clams to new heights in the future The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that Vietnam has quite a variety of shellfish such as clams, blood cockles, snails, ...