February 6, 2023
Seafood production up 0.6% in Soc Trang province, Vietnam
Total seafood production in Soc Trang province, Vietnam has reached 352,763 tonnes in 2022, 0.6% higher or 2,121 tonnes compared to 2021 and 0.22% higher than the projected 352,000 tonnes, Fish Information & Services reported.
Vietnam's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Soc Trang said the total aquaculture area in the province is 75,355 hectares last year, 4.28% higher compared to the year prior.
Soc Trang province stocked 54,660 hectares of brackish water shrimp, a 5.61% increase over the previous year. Whiteleg shrimp occupied 41,460 hectares (75.9% of the farming area), while black tiger shrimp occupied 13,200 hectares.
By the end of 2022, shrimp production had increased by 4.04% over the previous year to 201,000 tonnes. The output of black tiger shrimp was 25,000 tonnes, exceeding 8.7%, and the output of whiteleg shrimp was 176,000 tonnes.
The shrimp-rice farming model has proven to be effective in the Mekong Delta region, and Soc Trang province, which boasts a large specialized area for this type of farming.
The price of raw shrimp in 2022 fluctuated depending on size and time of year, but it was higher than in 2021. The average price of shrimp weighing 20 or more grammes increased by 38,000 VND/kg (~US$1.62; VND 1000 = US$0.043).
- Fish Information & Services