GENERAL INFORMATION

Vietnam, with a coastline of over 3,260 kilometers (km) and more than 3,000 islands and islets scattered offshore, plus up to 2,860 rivers and estuaries, has been geographically endowed with ideal conditions for the thriving fishery sector which currently exists.

Great potential of fishery sector in Vietnam is embedded in water bodies of 1.700.000 ha in which 811.700 ha freshwater, 635.400 ha brackish waters and 125.700 ha coves and 300.000 - 400.000 ha wetland areas might be employed for aquaculture development.

The Mekong River Delta in the south and the Red River Delta in the north have been used for wild catch fishing as well as extensive fish farming.

Shrimp and pangasius mostly farmed in the Mekong River Delta, in which, shrimp farmes located in coastal provinces such as Tra Vinh, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Ca Mau, Kien Giang, Ben Tre..

Pangasius farming is developing in many provinces in Mekong River Delta such as Can Tho, Vinh Long, Tien Giang, An Giang, Dong Thap, Soc Trang, Hau Giang, Tra Vinh....

Production in the fishery sector grew at an average rate of 7.05% from 1991 to 2000, and 10% from 2001 to now. The country produces annually over 6 million MT of fish, in which its landings reached 2.7 million MT and aquaculture reached 3.3 million MT. In 2015, total fisheries production reached 6.56 million MT, including 3.03 million tons from catching and 3.53 million tons from aquaculture.

Binh Dinh: Aquaculture production in the province hit more than 4,641 MT

From the beginning of the year until now, the aquaculture production in Binh Dinh province was estimated at over 4,641 MT, including: brackish water shrimp farming reached over 3,629 MT; lobster hit 1 MT; saltwater, brackish water and freshwater finfish reached 955 MT and other aquatic products touched 56 MT.

According to statistics of the Sub-Department of Fisheries (DARD), up to now, the total area of aquaculture in the province is over 2,874 ha. In which, 860 ha of freshwater aquaculture and brackish water aquaculture are more than 2,014 ha. Currently, some areas of whiteleg shrimp farming in the province are prone to get disease due to a fluctuation in pond water environment. Particularly, marine aquaculture farming are still cultured well by farmers, some freshwater aquaculture areas have been harvested.