Bac Lieu farmers to slow down shrimp breeding

 In the current state of widespread shrimp mortality rate, authorities in Bac Lieu province recommends farmers to slow down shrimp breeding time and next harvest may be at the end of July.

Current weather conditions are nor favorable for shrimp farming. Farmers in Bac Lieu province farmed nearly 100 percent of areas, equal to 125,000 hectares. Due to many reasons, there are about 15,000 hectares of dead shrimp.


Source: VASEP


VINA CLEANFOOD: Aims to earn more than VND1,000Bln in export turnover

Vina Cleanfood expects to ship 6,500 MT of finished products in 2011. 

Vina Cleanfood, located in An Nghiep Industrial Zone), was established in mid of 2010. It specializes in clean shrimp production with products varying from sushi, nobashi, frozen, steamed, breaded, and spring roll, etc. By adopting GAP standards for its 1,000 ha farming area in the provinces of Bac Lieu, Ben Tre, the company can assure clean and healthy raw materials. Read more of this post

Fisheries sector to target better quality and wages

Vietnam will continue to follow its plan to develop the fisheries sector so that it achieves economies of scale and high global competitiveness in a sustainable manner, a senior official said last week. 

Addressing a conference held in Hanoi , Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam said the focus of the fisheries industry in the next five years (2011-15) would be to ensure output and export value, food safety and improved earnings and living conditions for fishers.  Read more of this post

Costs, disease hurt shrimp breeders in Mekong Delta

Despite an increase in prices, shrimp breeders in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are facing difficulties due to higher input costs and an outbreak of disease among their crops.

The price of baby shrimp, feed and veterinary medicine as well as costs to improve breeding ponds have increased strongly over last year, pushing up production costs. Read more of this post

Report: Vietnam improved extensive shrimp farming and Climate Change.

NACA has just released a report on climate change and its impact on small scale extensive shrimp farmers in Ca Mau and Bac Lieu Province, South Vietnam.
To download the report, click here
In Vietnam, small scale farmers and other stakeholders involved in aquaculture perceive that climate changes such as frequent extreme weather events have serious impacts on their farming systems (Udaya Sekhar et al. 2009) Read more of this post

Know-how turns shrimp breeders into billionaires

Thach Canh Quyet is one of dozens of farmers in Hamlet 12 in Hoa Binh District’s Vinh Hau. A commune who have become billionaires from breeding shrimps.

Quyet earned a profit of VND800 million (US$40,000) from harvesting his latest black tiger shrimp crop.

Industrial and semi-industrial shrimp farming is being pioneered in the hamlet in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Province of Bac Lieu. Read more of this post

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