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.

Hanoi’s agro-production hits over 818 million USD in 6 months

Hanoi’s agro-forestry-aquaculture production value surpassed 18.6 trillion VND (about 818.4 million USD) in the two first quarters of this year, up 2.85 percent against the same period last year, heard a conference on July 19.

The city also performed well in building new-style rural areas, which helps improve living standards for locals. 

Average per capita income in rural areas in Hanoi reached 36 million VND (1,583 USD) per year. 

Addressing the conference, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Van Suu asked the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to take measures to maintain the growth rate in all areas of the agricultural sector. 

He also asked for enhanced efforts to prevent floods and protect dykes during the ongoing rainy season.

Source: VNA