Vietnam aquaculture output rises 7.4% in September
Vietnam's aquaculture output in September was estimated at 319,000 tonnes, up 7.4% compared with the same period last year. The figure in in the nine-month period January-September is estimated at 2.621 million tonnes, up 1.8% year-on-year.
In the nine months through September, pangasius production reached 860,911 tonnes, up 2.5% year-on-year, thanks to higher output in some localities such as Dong Thap province with 285,554 tonnes (up 6.8%) and Can Tho province with 118,035 tonnes (up 27.2 %).
The area for pangasius farming in Mekong Delta was estimated at 5,146 hectares, down 2.3% over the same period last year.
As of September, shrimp production and the area for shrimp farming have achieved positive results, thanks to favourable weather condition and stable price of raw shrimp.
According to local reports, as of September 20 the area for black tiger shrimp farming in the country was estimated at 582,700 hectares, an increase of 0.6%, with the production reaching 174,400 tonnes, down 2.5% year-on-year. In particular, the area for black tiger shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta provinces was estimated at 562,501 hectares (up 1.3%), with the output of 169,012 tonnes (down 4.7%).
Total area for whiteleg shrimp farming as of September hit 80,000 hectares, up 6.3%, with the volume at 200,000 tonnes, up 4.2% year-on-year. Of that, the area in the Mekong Delta reached 62,300 hectares (up 18.3%), with the output totalling 151,700 tonnes, up 11.1%.
Thanks to the short farming period, higher yield and stable prices, many households turn to whiteleg shrimp farming. Therefore, the area for white shrimp farming increased sharply from early this year.