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: The area for super-intensive shrimp farming touched 300 ha

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) As of July 2017, Ca Mau Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with CP Vietnam Corporation and Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability (ICAFIS) organized a training course on improving management process in shrimp culture for 40 super-intensive shrimp farming households in the province.

Delegates attending the course were shared with the process of super-intensive shrimp farming specialized engineers following on the technology of CP Vietnam Corporation as well as the way to use biological products, drugs and feed for shrimp.

The model of super-intensive shrimp farming was implemented about 03 years ago and has confirmed the effectiveness such as high productivity, controlled environmental indicators and disease, providing clean products to meet the market demand. Currently, the area for super-intensive shrimp farming in the locality hit 300 ha. In the coming time, the area following this model expected to go up.