Ca Mau targets US$1.2 billion in aquatic exports

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 18:45

A shrimp farm in the southernmost province of Ca Mau. — VNA/VNS Photo Vu Sinh

The southernmost province of Ca Mau will use effective shrimp farming models on a large scale to export US$1.2 billion worth of aquatic products in the remaining months of the year.

According to the provincial People’s Committee chairman Nguyen Tien Hai, local agencies and farmers have been urged to apply modern, eco-friendly shrimp farming models that adapt to climate change.

They are expected to improve the efficiency of breeding shrimp quality control and disease prevention, as well as pay attention to technical transfer to farmers.

Ca Mau is now home to over 300,000ha of aquaculture, nearly 280,000ha of which is for shrimp breeding.

Later this year, the province strives to raise its industrial shrimp breeding area to 10,695ha and extensive shrimp farming area to 136,500ha, thus raising the total output of aquatic products to 560,000 tonnes, including 208,500 tonnes of shrimp.

In the first half of this year, the total extensive shrimp farming area topped 135,000ha, or 99 per cent of the plan, up 19.3 per cent year-on-year.

Its total export of aquatic products hit $432 million, equivalent to 36 per cent of the plan, up 1.2 per cent annually. — VNS

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