Coastal localities have reported bumper fishing catches in the first two months of this year, with total seafood catches estimated at 473,900 tonnes, up 2.2 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Local businesses in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh earned US$17.3 million from exporting aquatic products in the first half of 2017, an surge of US$10.49 million against the same period last year.
VOV.VN -The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is outlining a plan to develop Vietnam’s shrimp industry towards an export revenue of US$10 billion by 2025.
The cost of raising white-leg shrimp under the extensive farming pilot model is up to VND13.5 million (US$590) per hectare in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces, with a low profit of only VND17.2 million (US$750) per hectare.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the shrimp industry to strive for an export value of US$10 billion by 2025 during a conference on shrimp production held in the southernmost province of Ca Mau on February 6.
VOV.VN - Shrimp exports rose 5.6% to US$2.2 billion during the first nine months of this year and are expected to hit US$3.1 billion this year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).