(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to a report of the Center for Informatics and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the total fisheries production of Vietnam in April 2022 is estimated at 736.4 thousand tons, up 2.6% over the same period in 2021.
Accumulated in the first 4 months of 2022, the total fisheries production is estimated at 2,600 tons, up 2.2% over the same period last year. In April 2022, aquaculture and capture activities have returned to normal. Particularly, aquaculture grows stably, prices of farmed pangasius and shrimp are currently high, farmers actively prepare a new crop.
Aquaculture has grown quite well both in terms of new stocking and product harvesting, mainly because the demand for export of key seafood products continued to have many positive signs.
However, marine fishing encountered difficulties because of the complex weather during the month, along with the high gasoline prices, which led to low capture efficiency. In April 2022, total fisheries production was estimated at 736.4 thousand tons, up 2.6% over the same period in 2021. Accumulated in the first 4 months of 2022, total fisheries production reached at 2,600 thousand tons, up 2.2% over the same period last year.
Regarding capture activies: in April 2022, the capture production was estimated at 356 thousand tons, down 0.6% compared to the same period last year; the accumulated production in 4 months was estimated at 1,231.6 thousand tons, down 1%. In the first 4 months of 2022, in 3 key tuna fishing provinces, total production of yellowfin bigeye tuna, type > 30kg/fish, reached 6,442 tons, up 7.6%. Particularly, the production of Phu Yen reached 1,550 tons, up 14.9%, Binh Dinh reached 3,902 tons, up 4.3%, Khanh Hoa reached 990 tons, up 5% over the same period in 2021.
In April 2022, aquaculture production was estimated at 380.4 thousand tons, up 5.8% over the same period last year; the accumulated output reached 1,368.4 thousand tons, up 5.3% over the same period in 2021, specifically as follows:
For pangasius, in April 2022, the production was 125.4 thousand tons, up 8.4% over the same period last year; accumulated in the first 4 months of 2022, this figure reached 468 thousand tons, up 7% over the same period in 2021. Some provinces reached large cumulative output such as Dong Thap with 149 thousand tons, up 11.1%; An Giang reached 153 thousand tons, up 0.5%.
Shrimp production in April 2022 reached 86.5 thousand tons, up 9.2% over the same period last year, which made the accumulated output of 234.6 thousand tons, up 7.9%. In which, black tiger shrimp production in April reached 22.6 thousand tons, down 0.9%; whiteleg shrimp production in April was 60 thousand tons, up 14.1%.
Regarding markets, in April 2022, the price of raw pangasius in the Mekong Delta provinces has remained stable after the continuous increase since mid-February 2022. The price ranged from 30,000 VND to 32,000 VND/kg. However, enterprises still limited the purchase of large fish such as fish larger than 1.2 kg/fish, due to difficulties in exporting to China in the context of the complicated Covid-19 epidemic. The price of pangasius seed tended to decrease after a period of strong increase, reaching 38,000-40,000 VND/kg for 28-35 fish/kg, down 15,000 VND/kg compared to the previous month.
In some Mekong Delta provinces in April 2022, black tiger shrimp prices were stable compared to the previous month, while whiteleg shrimp prices fell slightly because demand from factories decreased.
In Bac Lieu, in April, the average price of large frozen black tiger shrimp size 20,30, and 40 pcs/kg was 240,000 VND/kg and 190,000 VND/kg and 160,000 VND/kg respectively. Prices of frozen whiteleg shrimp size 40, 60 and 70 pcs/kg reached 125,000 VND/kg, 105,000 VND/kg and 100,000 VND/kg respectively, down 5,000 VND/kg compared to the previous month, size 100 pcs/kg reached 90,000 VND/kg, down 2,000 VND/kg.
Compiled by Phuong Linh