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.

Vietnam's aquaculture production in 2021 has reached 4.75 million tons

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) The Directorate of Fisheries (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) informed that the aquaculture production of the whole country in 2021 is estimated at 4.75 million tons, an increase of about 4.17% compared to 2020. In which, the output of pangasius alone will reach about 4.75 million tons. 1.5 million tons, equal to 2020.

Vietnams aquaculture production in 2021 has reached 475 million tons

According to the Directorate of Fisheries, the Covid-19 epidemic may continue to develop complicatedly in 2022, directly affecting logistics activities and indirectly affecting production and business activities of the seafood industry. . In the months of January, February and March of 2022, there may be a shortage of processing materials.

Accordingly, the seafood industry needs to actively remove difficulties due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic to develop production.


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