(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to the National Agricultural Extension Center, sustainable development of fisheries aims to implement the project "Restructuring agricultural sector towards enhancing added-value production and sustainable development" and the project "Restructuring fisheries sector by 2020, orientation to 2030”.
Accordingly, by 2020, the aquaculture output in Vietnam expected to reach 4.5 million MT; in which, shrimp volume will be 710,000 MT with the export value of US$4.5-5 billion.
In recent years, the aquaculture sector has remained relatively fast and stable development, especially brackish water shrimp farming. By 2016, the aquaculture area reached 1.3 million hectares with the output of 3.65 million MT.
Coastal provinces from Ha Tinh to Quang Ngai have favorable conditions for brackish water shrimp farming, especially whiteleg shrimp, mollusk and marine fish farming. In 2016, the area of saltwater and brackish water farming in the 7 coastal provinces of Central Vietnam hit 15,608 hectares with the output of 38,911 MT; that for freshwater farming was 19,443 hectares with the yield of 32,675 MT.
The area of shrimp farming in these localities touched 10,944 hectares. In particular, Thua Thien - Hue has the largest area of shrimp farming of 2,937 hectares; followed by Quang Nam with 2,730 hectares; Ha Tinh with 2,200 hectares. The intensive whiteleg shrimp culture model developed in Quang Nam with the output of 12,650 MT (total output of the whole region was 32,736 MT), higher than that of other provinces.
The area for mollusk culture in the central coastal provinces was 1,466 hectares with the production of 3,121 MT.
Compiled by Dieu Thuy