Seafood sales soar as poultry disappears from menu

VIETNAM - Seafood processing enterprises are expecting an increase of 20% in sales over last year for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday which falls on the last week of January, seafood producers say.

Buu Huy, deputy director of An Giang Food & Agricultural Products Import Export Company (Afiex), said demand for poultry had dropped because of bird flu outbreaks, causing a rise in seafood sales.

He said Afiex is making several new products, including basa fish cakes, grilled basa fish rolled around sugarcane and two Chinese dishes, har kow and siew mai.

The company will also offer basa fish dishes prepared in Thai, Indian and Korean styles, he said.

Le Thi Thanh Lam, deputy director of Sai Gon Seafood Joint Stock Company (Fisco), says her company plans to sell light seafood dishes cooked with shrimp, squid and salmon.

Source: Nhan Dan
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