Hanoi (VNA), Feb. 29 -- Vietnam's aquatic product exports saw a strong start to the year, recording a 60.8% annual increase to reach 730 million USD in January, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Tra fish emerged as the star performer, showcasing a remarkable 97% year-on-year growth, with export revenue hitting 165 million USD.

Communication Director of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) Le Hang anticipated a moderate 10% rise in tra fish exports this year, potentially reaching 2 billion USD, with China and the US being major importers.

To achieve this projected growth, VASEP Secretary General Truong Dinh Hoe emphasised the importance of diversification. He encouraged the Vietnam...