MicroDragon, a Vietnamese-made satellite to be used for observing the nation’s long coast, will be launched on January 17.
The management capacity of the aquaculture sector needs to be improved for efficient and sustainable development and production, heard a conference in Nha Trang, the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa, on January 11.
Effective adaptation measures are important to sustainably developing aquaculture sector in the context of climate change, heard a conference held by the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) in collaboration with the Nha Trang University and the University of Tromso (Norway) on August 23.
Owners of shrimp-breeding ponds pay 50-200 million VND (2,200 – 8,800 USD) for electricity per hectare per crop, accounting for 10 percent of their total cost of aquaculture production.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu to promote green development based on fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing, with a focus on high-tech shrimp farming.
Authorities in the central coastal province of Phu Yen will spend nearly VND2.12 trillion (US$93 million) developing aquaculture from now until 2025.
The Mekong Delta province of Long An plans to increase its aquatic farming area by 200 hectares to approximately 9,200 hectares and expects to produce 52,550 tonnes of aquatic products this year.
Aquaculture output in the first 11 months of 2017 totalled more than 3.5 million tonnes, up 8% from the same time last year, as estimated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Central Thua Thien-Hue province will support offshore fishing activities in Phu Vang and Phu Loc districts starting this month in a project worth more than VND9.7 billion (US$426,800).
Vietnam’s aquaculture, fishery industry and seafood are on display at the seventh International Exhibition of Fishing and Aquaculture (SIPA 2017) which is underway in Oran, Algeria from November 9-12.
Authorities of the Mekong city of Can Tho and Brazil’s Maranhao state on October 26 signed a letter of intent to set up friendship and cooperation in rice research and production and aquaculture.
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s HCM City branch (VCCI HCM) and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), on June 14, began a two-year programme for improving the quality of vocational training in aquaculture.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Norwegian Embassy organised a business seminar on sustainable aquaculture in southern Can Tho City on May 6.
According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), aquaculture can make up tens of billions of USD a year for Vietnam’s GDP if its potential is fully tapped.
The Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has set a goal of US$7.1 billion in seafood export revenue in 2017.
Vietnam’s export turnover of aquatic products reached US$7 billion in 2016, an increase of 6.6% over 2015, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The sea in the central region, which was earlier polluted by toxic wastewater released by a Taiwanese-owned steel company, is now safe for tourism and aquaculture.
Ho Chi Minh City is expanding its High-Tech Agricultural Park to 570 hectares in 2020 and at the same time offering numerous preferential policies to attract investors in the park’s new facilities.
An international conference on aquaculture, fisheries and seafood supply chains – Aquaculture Vietnam 2016 - will be organised in HCM City in the middle of next month.
Indonesia plans to invite Vietnam to an aquaculture business forum slated for October 11-12, in an effort to call on neighbouring countries to invest in the sector, according to Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Sjarief Widijaja.