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.

Can Tho province: Pangasius production reaches 97,000 tons

( According to a report by the Can Tho Fisheries Sub-Department, the total output of farmed and caught seafood in the first nine months of 2021 reached 124,757 tons, equaling 82% over the same period, reaching 62% of the 2021 plan.

Can Tho province Pangasius production reaches 97000 tons

Specifically, in September, the province's aquaculture area was 30 hectares, the harvested area was 235 hectares with an output of 4,543 tons.

Accumulated in 9 months, the area for aquaculture is 8,589 ha, equal to 98% compared to the same period in 2020, 5% higher than the plan in 2021. The harvested area for aquatic products is 2,552 ha with aquaculture production. planted 122,957 tons, equal to 82% over the same period in 2020.

The province's fishery reaches an output of 60 tons. Cumulative catch is 1,800 tons, equal to 78% over the same period.

In general, the total production of farmed and caught seafood of Can Tho in the first nine months of 2021 reached 124,757 tons, equaling 82% over the same period.

Pangasius is the main farming object of Can Tho city, the area of pangasius farming in the first 9 months of the year reached 576 ha, equaling 89% over the same period last year, the harvested area was 315 ha; pangasius farming output was 96,951 tons, equaling 79% over the same period.

To improve the value and quality of products, Can Tho City has applied good farming practices, advanced farming processes, and farming methods to ensure environmental safety, reduce costs, and improve efficiency. raised by applying standards such as VietGAP, BAP and ASC. Up to this point, the total area of food-safe aquaculture in Can Tho  has reached 339 hectares, including: 325.2 hectares of farming applying VietGAP standards and 13.8 hectares of BAP and ASC standards.

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