Total fishery output reaches 6.75 million tonnes in nine months

Total fishery output in the first nine months of this year is estimated at 6.75 million tonnes, up 2.7% from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The output comprises 3.87 million tonnes from aquaculture (up 7%) and 2.88 million tonnes from fishing (down 2.5%).

In the nine-month period, the export of fishery products brought home US$7.6 billion, a surge of 37.3% year on year, meeting 84.8% of the yearly plan.

Fishery export revenue is likely to reach US$10 billion this year, the ministry said.