Nha Trang releases breeding shrimp, fish into sea

Nha Trand city authorities yesterday released more than 400,000 shrimps and 7,500 barramundi fish into the sea at Tam isle and Bay Lagoon to improve stock in the sea.

It serves as a call for everybody to protect the country’s marine ecosystem, Le Xuan Than, deputy chairman of the central Khanh Hoa Province People’s Committee, said.

“Besides exhorting the public to contribute to the protection of marine resources, relevant agencies themselves must take regular action,” he added.  Read more of this post

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KHANH HOA: Catch landing reached 27,987MT in Jan-May

According to Khanh Hoa Statistic Department, in the last five months, catch landing reached 27,987 MT, down 4.4% over the same period last year.

Due to increasing fuel price, local fishing vessels only caught 22,952MT of fish, down 4.8 percent. In addition, aquaculture production reached 2,508MT, up 0.3 percent, including 228MT of lobster, up 3.6 percent.

The province produces nearly 1.4 billion of shrimp juveniles, up 8.7 percent over the same period of 2010. So far, farmers have stocked shrimp in an area of 3,675 ha. The Department of Aquaculture has inspected 314 million of shrimp juveniles.
Source: Vietfish International

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

Tra Vinh releases 3.2 mil PL shrimps to sea

On the 52th anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnam Aquaculture Industry (1 April), southern Tra Vinh Province released on that day over 3.2 million breeding tiger-black shrimps to the sea.

The annual release was conducted by the Agriculture and Rural Development Department at Cung Hau sea mouth, Long Hoa Commune, Chau Thanh District. 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

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