Mekong delta seafood exports likely to hit US$6.5 bln

The Mekong delta’s aquatic exports are forecast to reach around US$6.5 billion this year, according to the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development.

In the first three quarters of this year, the region earned US$4.5 billion from exporting aquatic products, up 4.3 percent over the same period last year. 

In recent years, the region’s aquatic exports have enjoyed stable growth. The regional acreage of fish farming accounts for 65 percent of the whole country. 

Vietnam is now among the top ten countries exporting shrimp and fish products to foreign markets. 

As many as 415 Vietnamese businesses are currently exporting aquatic products to the European market.

VNA/VOV Online