(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first five months of the year, the total Ca Mau’s fishery output reached 259,715 tons, increasing 1.6% compared to the same period last year.
Raw shrimp price, especially black tiger shrimp, is quite stable; which creates motivation for shrimp farmers in Ca Mau. For instance, from the beginning of May 2022 to now, the price of intensive farmed whiteleg shrimps of all size has risen slightly from 2,000 to 4,000 VND/kg, while shrimp sized 100 pc/kg are priced at about 95,000 - 97,000 VND/kg.
Meanwhile, the price of large black tiger shrimp from 10 to 20 pc/kg remains high and stable. Prices of raw black tiger shrimp sized 20 pc/kg ranged from 225,000 to 235,000 VND/kg, up 10,000 VND/kg; 30 pc/kg prices range from 185,000 to 195,000 VND/kg, up 5,000 VND/kg; Prices of shrimp sized 40 pc/kg are consistent at 160,000 to 170,000 VND/kg.
According to the People's Committee of Ca Mau province, in the first 5 months of 2022, the fishery output reached 259,715 tons, up 1.6% over the same period last year. Shrimp production reached nearly 98,000 tons, up 10.9% over the same period in 2021.
Ca Mau currently has more than 10,340 intensive and super-intensive shrimp farming households with a farming area of over 7,390 ha. Particularly, the area of super-intensive farming in the first 5 months of this year is more than 3,860 ha with 3,934 farming households. Most of the ponds and lagoons for intensive, super-intensive, and extensive shrimp farming in the province have stocked seeds for the new crop.
To improve the efficiency of aquaculture in the coming time, the People's Committee of Ca Mau province strengthens the guidance for departments, branches, and localities to implement urgent solutions promoting development in the direction of high productivity, high quality, and efficiency. These solutions must focus on developing a good shrimp farming model that can bring high productivity, be environmentally friendly, and can adapt to climate change.
At the same time, specified provincial authorities should actively monitor the weather as well as hydrometeorology to respond quickly to any problems, and also minimize damage caused by natural disasters.
In 2022, the province strives to put the total output of fishing and aquaculture to 630,000 tons; shrimp production to 230,000 tons, and shrimp processing output to 157,000 tons.
Compiled by Thuy Linh