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.

Ca Mau plans to develop rice planting model on shrimp farming area

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) By 2020, the production area of rice-shrimp will be expanded up to 10,000 ha in 3 districts in Ca Mau province, including U Minh, Tran Van Thoi and Thoi Binh, with the output of 50,000 MT.

Ca Mau Province plans to develop rice production on shrimp farming area to promote the potentials and advantages of high quality rice for exports.

Accordingly, the province attaches great importance to organizing seminars, training courses and applying of scientific and technological advances in rice and shrimp farming to farmers in the districts.

In the coming time, Ca Mau will focus on developing large fields in rice-shrimp production areas, boosting the mechanization in each stage of production, applying technology to raise efficiency, productivity and quality of the rice-shrimp model.