Ca Mau’s aquatic exports to hit US$1 bln in 2013

(VOV) -The Southernmost province of Ca Mau earned nearly US$60 million from aquatic exports in January, a year-on-year increase of 16 percent which is the highest record in the last five years.

The total volume of aquatic products was estimated at 35,000 tonnes, an increase of 3 percent over the same month of last year. This showed that the 2013 target of shipping 380,000 tonnes overseas would be within reach. 

To turn aquaculture into a spearhead sector of the local economy the focus will be on shrimp breeding, technology transfer and loan security for farmers. 

Ca Mau province hopes to export US$1 billion worth of aquatic products, despite facing difficulties such as water shortage, high investment costs and shrinking export markets.

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