Published 2007

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Publication details

Publisher : Nofima AS (tidligere Fiskeriforskning)

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 978-82-7251-630-6

Publication type : Nofima’s reports

Contributors : Nortvedt, Ragnar

Series : Nofima rapportserie 24/2007

Year : 2007

If you have questions about the publication, you may contact Nofima’s Chief Librarian.

Kjetil Aune
Chief Librarian


The current information is collected during two visits to Ho Chi Minh City and Long Xuyen in Vietnam (Figure 1) in June and October 2007, and was also presented at the Biomarine Industry Seminar, arranged by Fiskeriforskning, Bergen Dep. in December 2007. The production of catfish (Pangasius sp.) in 2007 was estimated to reach 1 million tons. Most of the freshwater catfish production is carried out in earth ponds in the Mekong Delta. Based on information from one of the biggest catfish producers, the fillet yield is on average 34 %, leaving the rest of the body available for surplus added value products.