Tuesday, 11 May 2021
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Weekly summary of aquaculture news from Vietnam (April 5, 2021 – April 11, 2021)

Aquaculture:

In order to develop aquaculture in a sustainable direction, authority of Quang Binh Province has implemented the model of whiteleg shrimp farming in net houses with high-tech. The project is conducted in Ngu Thuy Bac Commune, Le Thuy District.

The model has contributed to increase productivity, reduce risks, and bring income for local farmers. At the same time, it opens up a new, potential direction for sustainable aquaculture in the area.

There are participating households that experiment 3-stage whiteleg shrimp in net houses in 1,200 square meters. After 3 months of farming, the output reaches 6 tons, 35 shirmp/kilogram, bringing farmers an income of more than VND900 million.

Despite high stocking density, high-tech farming does not use antibiotics. Instead, the method focuses on feed and environment management. Shrimp farming can achieve a success rate of up to 80%. Shrimp yield increases many times compared to traditional farming in pond.

Currently, many households in Ngu Thuy Bac Commune and surrounding areas have replicated this model of whiteleg shrimp farming in net houses with high-tech.

Processing, Import and Export:

 

According to authority of provinces in the Mekong Delta, in the first months of 2021, shrimp export has shown recovery and strong growth in the European market.

Ca Mau is the leading province in shrimp export. According to authority of this province, the export turnover of seafood (mainly shrimp) of the province in the first quarter of 2021 reached $163 million, equaling 15% of the plan, an increase of 6% compared to the same period last year.

In Bac Lieu Province, the total export turnover in the first quarter of the year was estimated at $163 million, equaling 18% of the plan, up 8% compared to the same period last year. Of which, frozen shrimp export reached $160 million, up over 8% compared to last year.

Similarly, some key shrimp-exporting provinces in the Mekong Delta such as Soc Trang and Kien Giang also show positive growth.

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