The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu is building a high-tech shrimp farming area with the aim of becoming a centre of the country’s shrimp industry.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Compared to the same period last year, in Q1/2021, seafood exports of Bac Lieu province was quite prosperous and the export turnover reached over 163 million USD, equaling 18.46% of the year plan and increasing by 8.31% over the same period. Seafood exporters continue to take advantage to expand new markets of shrimp and other seafood products.

(vasep.com.vn) According to statistics from Vietnam Customs, in the first half of March 2021, seafood exports of the whole country reached 326.3 million USD, therefore accumulated seafood exports from the beginning of the year to mid-March 2021 reached 1,327 billion USD. Seafood exports in March is estimated to reach about 640 million USD, up 1.6% over the same period, bringing total seafood export turnover from Vietnam in the first quarter of 2021 to US$1.64 billion, up by 3% over the same period in 2020.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In recent years, Tra Vinh province has implemented the structure of the fisheries sector and has made changes in the right direction, especially the product structure.

The Mekong Delta province of Long An targets at least 60,000 tonnes of aquaculture production this year, about 2,000 tonnes higher than in 2020.

(vasep.com.vn) In 2020, while the Covid pandemic caused Vietnam's seafood exports to most of major markets to decline, exports to some CPTPP countries such as Australia and Canada recorded positive growths: Export to Australia increased by 9%, to Canada grew 14%.

(vasep.com.vn) In the Covid era and social distancing that has lasting for more than a year has caused the trend of seafood consumption to change. While fresh, raw, and frozen seafood is negatively affected because of Covid, aquatic products with a long shelf life and easy processing rises in popularity. That is the reason for the nearly 9% growth in Vietnam canned seafood export in 2020 with sales of over 331 million USD.

The districts of Go Cong Dong and Tan Phu Dong, which form key saline and brackish water aquaculture areas in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, are targeting to have more than 10,500 ha of water surface area serving aquatic farming, mostly shrimp, this year.

More Vietnamese firms have successfully sealed export orders in recent times with the support of e-commerce platforms like Alibaba.com and Amazon.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to the plan, in 2021, Soc Trang province strives to stock brackish water shrimp in 51,000 hectares, with total production expected to reach 172,000 tons.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Effectively promoting some existing shrimp farming models in the locality, Ca Mau province is focusing on developing super-intensive and intensive shrimp farming, developing shrimp-rice rotation and shrimp-forest farming according to internationally certified nurturing expansion guide.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) After a year dominated by Covid pandemic, the structure of Vietnam's export shrimp market has changed significantly. In the first two months of this year, there were 67 markets importing shrimp from Vietnam, while in the same period last year there were 63 markets. In particular, there are many markets that had a breakthrough growths in imports from Vietnam such as Australia increasing by 115%, Belgium growing 139%, Russia rising by 109%, Chile with a 352% increase, Cambodia increasing by 30 times ...

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) On March 11, 2021, the Prime Minister issued PM Decision 339/ QĐ-TTg approving the Vietnam Fisheries Development Strategy to 2030, with a vision to 2045.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) On March 17, 2021, at the Press Conference “Assesment Report on the index for administrative procedure compliance costs in 2020 (APCI2020), Minister and Chairman of the Office of the Government (OOG), Chairman of the Prime Minister's Advisory Council for Administrative Procedure Reform, Mr. Mai Tien Dung awarded certificates of merit to collectives and individuals with outstanding achievements in the process of implementing Advisory Council for Administrative Procedure Reform’s activities for the period 2017-2020.

The southernmost province of Ca Mau is applying itself to developing intensive and super-intensive shrimp farming along with alternative shrimp - rice culture and integrated shrimp - forest cultivation models under international standards.