The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre will invest more than 2.5 trillion VND (107.5 million USD) by 2030 to develop key aquatic species like black tiger shrimp, white-legged shrimp and tra fish, according to the provincial People’s Committee.
An Minh district in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang is expanding a two-stage industrial farming model to breed white-legged shrimp which offers high incomes to farmers and protects the environment.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has ordered provinces and cities to focus on ensuring farmers raise shrimp using proper breeding processes and advanced techniques.
Farmers in the Mekong Delta are "crying" because of the drop in prices for agricultural products such as rice, pitaya, and sweet potatoes. At the same time, shrimp breeders are suffering because of crop disease and the sharp fall of prices, the lowest in many years.
(VOV) -Vietnamese shrimp businesses enjoyed unprecedented success in 2013, with their export earnings reaching US$3 billion for the first time.
(VOV) - Despite capital shortages, high prices of input material, and adverse weather, the fisheries sector has put in a good performance in 2013, maintaining high growth and export markets.
(VOV) - They showed a 7.3% increase from a year earlier, with the October shipments estimated at US$680 million (up 14%) and the third-quarter value at more than US$1.9 billion (up 17.4%).
(VOV) - Shrimp exports to foreign markets are likely to fall in the remaining months of the year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).