Binh Dinh: 84.6 ha of shrimp farming area harvested

Shrimp farmers in Binh Dinh Province has reaped 878.6 tons of shrimp from 84.6ha cultvated, gaining average productivity over 11 tons/ha, said Mr. Vo Dinh Tam, CHief of Binh Dinh Aquaculture Sub-Department.

Phu My was the largest shrimp producer with 603.3 tons from a total area of 50ha, followed by Hoai Nhon (270 tons from 30.6 ha) and Quy Nhon city (3.3 tons from 4 ha). Read more of this post


Khanh Hoa: Capture fishery yields 27,500 ton in the first four months

Capture production in Khanh Hoa province hit 27,500 tons in the first 4 months, fulfilling 40% year plan, said Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Inland capture and aquaculture production reached 6,400 tons, including 1,800 tons of black tiger shrimps, 400 tons of lobsters, 1,500 tons of fresh seaweed, 850 tons of sea fish, and 1,850 tons of mollusks. The aquaculture area is estimated to reach 4,700 ha.

Source: Vietfish International

Kien Giang: Industrial shrimp farming area to amount to 5000-7000 ha in 2015

Kien Giang People’s Committee set the target to increase the industrial shrimp farming area to 5,000 – 7,000 ha in 2015. Accordingly, shrimp output is expected to reach around 45,000 – 63,000MT. Read more of this post

Mazzetta warns low quality shrimp imports will hit U.S. demand

High prices for raw material will mean more low quality shrimp coming onto the U.S. market, which could impact consumer eating experience and demand, said an executive from importer Mazzetta Company.

Prices for shrimp are set to remain high throughout 2011, said Jeff Goldberg, director of shrimp procurement with Highland Park, Il-based Mazzetta, one of the top five shrimp importers in the United States. Read more of this post

Ca Mau shrimp breeders face shortage of fry

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Ca Mau, the country’s biggest prawn producer, is plagued by a shortage of fry for farming due to rising demand.

Nguyen Chi Van, who has a four-hectare prawn farm in Dam Doi District’s Ta An Khuong Dong Commune, said he has made three unfruitful trips to the district market selling juveniles for the current breeding season. Read more of this post

Baria – Vungtau sustainably develops the shrimp farming industry

According to the assessment of agriculture industry, the shrimp farmingarea of Baria –Vung Tau now is about  7,400 ha under the popularfarming models such as extensive and improved extensive; intensiveand semi-intensive.

In 2006, black tiger shrimp push thousands ofshrimp farmers into difficulties due to rampant farming and outbreak of disease in shrimp. Read more of this post

Nam Dinh Province: A successful year for aquaculture

“Despite some difficulties, this year saw the greatest success ever in aquaculture in the province. The farming area has been expanded. Higher productivity, yield and earnings were recorded in both inland and marinebrackish areas. New sustainable farming models and new aquatic species have been introduced,” Mr. Nguyen Quang Truc, Vice Director of Nam Dinh Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said when being asked about the sector’ s performance in 2010. Read more of this post

In 2011, black tiger shrimp remains a key farming species

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tamsaid that in 2011, black tiger shrimp farming is still the main farming species, the localities should focus on investment in irrigation for aquaculture areas.

In 2010, the area of black tiger shrimp in the Mekong Delta River reached 564,845 ha, accounting for 92 percent of the country with the production of 309,275 MT. The farming areas  were concentrated in the provinces of Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Kien Giang, Tien Giang, Long An and Ca Mau. Read more of this post

Amazing video of artificial insemination of shrimp!

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Artificial insemination of Black Tiger shrimp









Vietnam: Aquaculture production will reach 3 million MT in 2011

Pangasius Harvest in South Vietnam

Shrimp harvested in South Vietnam













At the end of 2010, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) coordinated the Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS) to hold the conference on the management of seafood seed production and business.

At the conference, Deputy Minister of MARD Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu concluded that in 2010, Vietnam produced about 1.8 billion seeds of pangasius, 25 billion seeds of black tiger shrimp and over 20 billion seeds of whiteleg shrimp and other seeds for 5,200 ha of pangasius farming, 64 thousand ha of black tiger shrimp farming and 23.5 thousand ha of whiteleg shrimp farming. Aquaculture production in 2010 is estimated at about 2.8 million MT, in which pangasius production of about 1 million MT, black tiger shrimp of 300 thousand MT and whiteleg shrimp of about 150 thousand MT.

In 2011, the aquaculture area does not increase but its production strives for 3 million MT, up 8 – 10 percent compared to 2010. To achieve this target, the functional units must plan immediately on producing seeds, ensuring to supply enough in quantity and get the seed quality of some main species for the large and concentrated farming areas.

The Department of Animal Health must control strictly the quarantine of shrimp, pangasius, tilapia, mollusk and other species seeds, especially imported seeds across the Northern border; ensure the simply procedures and avoid the quarantine many time, etc.

Source: VASEP

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