This is one of the specific objectives of the project of exploiting, purchasing, processing and exporting puffer fish to ensure food safety has just been promulgated by Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee.
Export puffer fish at Phuoc Tho Private Enterprise. Photo: Ky Nam.
Besides the above-mentioned objectives, the project also sets out the target: The output of export puffer fish products will reach 200-240 tons /year; export value of puffer fish products is estimated at 6 billion VND/year (export of puffer fish is 200 tons x 1,500 USD/ton); training knowledge about identification and classification of export puffer fish to ensure food safety for fishermen, seafood processing workers, state management officials participating in the project; create more jobs and income for seafood processing workers, fishermen and workers in seafood grassroots.
All puffer fish are exploited, purchased, transported, processed in the project only for the purpose of exporting to foreign countries (all countries need to import puffer fish), and not allowed to take consumption in the domestic market. The location for collecting puffer fish is at the ports of Hon Ro, Vinh Luong, Dai Lanh and Ba Ngoi and must be supervised by specialized officials.
Fishing vessels participating in the project must be inspected by the specialized agencies of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to ensure food safety conditions and issue codes to participate in export puffer fish chains. Ship owners and workers on fishing vessels must be those who have been granted technical training certificates in identifying and classifying puffer fish, methods of preserving puffer fish on board. Products of puffer fish must not be used as food for crew members on board; Only selling puffer fish with sizes, colors and species as prescribed in the contract with the purchasing establishment for the ship to buy at sea or the purchasing establishment is selected to participate in the implementation of the project.
It is known that in the province, there is 1 enterprise participating in the scheme is Phuoc Tho private enterprise.
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