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Vietnam has announced that the tra (catfish) exports has been on the rise due to increasing popularity in India

catfish-ted rocket flickrOver the past eight months, export figure has reached US$7.67mn. (Image source: Ted Rocket/Flickr)

According the country’s general department of customs, the tra fish exports to India hit US$7.69mn in 2012, up 32 per cent from previous year, The Fish Site reported.

Over the past eight months in 2013, the figure reached US$7.67mn, compared to US$5.9mn in the same period last year.

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP) said that India wants to learn from Vietnam’s experience in raising tra fish output as it plans to become one of the world’s five leading seafood producers.