(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to Directorate of Fisheries, total seafood production in September 2019 reached 733.5 thousand MT, of which capture output hit 251 thousand MT, aquaculture volume touched 328.5 thousand MT. Accumulated from the beginning of 2019, the total output is estimated at 5,964.9 thousand MT, up 5.4% over the same period in 2018 and reaching 73.8% of the 2019 plan, of which, capture output is estimated at 2,850.9 thousand MT, aquaculture production is 3,114 thousand MT.

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu plans to expand its efficient and sustainable super-intensive shrimp farming and shrimp-rice farming models.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to Mathew Camilleri, Senior Fishery Officer at the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), “IUU fishing, within the context of the IPOA-IUU, includes:

Local shrimp-breeding enterprises have mobilised investment from various sources to expand production in an aim to attract partners from shrimp supply chains from around the world.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Ca Mau increased the total production of farmed shrimp (tiger shrimp, whiteleg shrimp), meeting the demand for raw materials for exports in order to achieve a turnover of US$1.2 billion by the end of 2019.

From the beginning of the year until now, the aquaculture production in Binh Dinh province was estimated at over 4,641 MT, including: brackish water shrimp farming reached over 3,629 MT; lobster hit 1 MT; saltwater, brackish water and freshwater finfish reached 955 MT and other aquatic products touched 56 MT.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to the report of the Directorate of Fisheries, seafood production in the first 6 months of 2019 has developed quite well due to the increasing demand of the market.

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has harvested more than 130,000 tonnes of aquatic species so far this year, up 15 percent from the same period last year, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) The area as well as the brackish water aquaculture production of Kien Giang province grew strongly thanks to favorable weather and stable prices at high levels.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Fishermen participate in fishing teams and fleets that are associated with enterprises. This is the value chain in fishing and consumption.

Offshore fishing vessels have been told to closely follow Vietnamese and international fishing regulations to help remove the European Commission's yellow card – a warning given to nations at risk of being deemed uncooperative in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

With the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific (CPTPP) officially coming into force, Vietnamese exporters should make the most use of the opportunities it brings in Japan, one of Vietnam’s leading trade partners.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to the Directorate of Fisheries (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), since the beginning of the year, the total output of fishing in the whole country has reached more than 1.5 million tons, an increase of about 6%. The reason was that the weather in the first 5 months of 2019 was quite favorable and the northeast monsoon winds earlier this year in the waters of Gulf of Tonkin and Central Vietnam did not have big impact on fishing trips.

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has expanded its most efficient rice and aquatic species farming models in the last two years.

The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre will invest more than 2.5 trillion VND (107.5 million USD) by 2030 to develop key aquatic species like black tiger shrimp, white-legged shrimp and tra fish, according to the provincial People’s Committee.