January 9, 2017

Vietnam aquaculture output totals 3.2M tonnes in Jan.-Nov. '16


Vietnam's aquaculture output in November totalled 306,000 tonnes, up 4.2% compared with the same month last year, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep) reported.

In the 11-month period January-November, it was estimated at 3.230 million tonnes, up 1.9% year-on-year.

In particular, pangasius production in the Mekong Delta provinces was estimated at 1,144,464 metric tonnes, up 1.9% compared with the same period last year. The area for pangasius farming in January-November 2016 was also up, by 1% year-on-year to 5,531 hectares.

Localities that had good yields included Dong Thap province, with 361,238 metric tonnes (+5.6%); Can Tho province, 152,406 metric tonnes (+7.8%); and Ben Tre province, 162,630 metric tonnes (+5.9%).

Brackish water shrimp farming was also reported to be quite favourable as the total area with diseased shrimp shrank and shrimp output recorded positive growth with stable prices. According to reports from the provinces of the Mekong Delta, the area for black tiger shrimp was 566,349 hectares (+1.4%) with production totalling 232,044 metric tonnes (+2.3%). That for whiteleg shrimp was estimated at 65,948 hectares (+2.9%) with production reaching 210,815 metric tonnes (+2.2%).

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