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.

Van Ninh to reach 200 hectares in the aquaculture area by 2020

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Under the scheme of Khanh Hoa Province (Vietnam) for 2016-2025, orientation to 2035, the area of aquaculture in Van Ninh district by 2020 expected to hit 200 hectares.

Of that, the farming area in Lach Co Co will be 120 ha, that in Bai Su - Hon Lon will be 30 ha, that in Bai Lau will be 30ha, that in Van Hung and Van Luong will be 50 ha. The output expected to touch 4,700 MT by 2020, with main items such as sweet snail, lobsters, whiteleg shrimp, marine finfish, cobia and plaice.