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I. OVERVIEW OF VIETNAM FISHERIES SECTOR  

·   Land area: 329,560 sq km

·  Coast line: 3,260 km

·   EEZ area: 1 million sq. km

·  Total production in 2017: 7.28 million MT (Capture: 3.42 million MT and  Aquaculture: 3.86 million MT)

·  Export turnover in 2017: US$8.3 billions

·  Labour force: more than 4 millions

·  Fishery is a key national economic sector: take 4-5% GDP;  5 -6% of total national turn-over and rank 5th for export value (follow: electronics, garment, crude oil, shoes)  

FISH PRODUCTION

According to the report of the Directorate of Fisheries, in 2017, the total output of aquatic products reached over 7.28 million MT, up 5.6% over 2016, including capture production with nearly 3.42 million MT (up 5.7%); aquaculture output with 3.86 million MT (up 5.5%) and the farming area hit 1.1 million ha. The proportion of aquaculture production accounted for 53.0% of total production (compared with 54.2% in 2016). 

Vietnam fisheries production in 2017

Unit: Production (1,000 MT), Area (1,000 ha), Number of vessels (1,000 units),

Number of passengers (1,000 people), Value (million US$), Turnover (billion VND)

No

Targets

Plan 2017

Results 2016

Estimated 2017

Variation (%)

Plan

2016

I

Production value

105%

200,902

212,985

 

         106.0

 

Capture

 

78,630

83,482

 

        106.2

 

Aquaculture

 

122,272

129,503

 

        105.9

II

Total output

7,000

6,895

7,279

104.0

105.6

1

Capture output

      3,300

3,237

3,421

103.7

105.7

 

Marine catch

 

3,047

3,221

 

105.7

 

Inland catch

 

190

200

 

105.3

2

Aquaculture output

        3,700

3,658

3,858

104.3

105.5

 

Brackish water shrimp

675

657.2

683.4

101.2

104.0

 

- Black tiger shrimp

265

263.8

256.4

96.8

97.2

 

- Whiteleg shrimp

410

393.4

427.0

104.1

108.5

 

Pangasius

1,200

1,187

1,250

104.2

105.3

III

Farming area

 

1,071

1103

 

103.1

 

Brackish water shrimp

700

694.6

721.1

103.0

103.8

 

- Black tiger shrimp

600

600.4

622.4

        103.7

        103.7

 

- Whiteleg shrimp

100

94.2

98.7

          98.7

        104.7

 

Pangasius

5.00

5.05

5,227

        104.5

        103.5

IV

Number of fishing vessels

 

109.9

109.6

 

99.7

 

Number of production teams at sea

 

3,500

4,400

 

125.7

 

Number of vessels engaged

 

10

12

 

120.0

 

Number of participants

 

100

120

 

120.0

V

Export turnover

7,100 

7,162

8,399

 

         117.3

1

Shrimp

 

3,151

3,863

 

        122.6

 

- Whiteleg shrimp

 

1,958

2,535

 

        129.5

 

- Black tiger shrimp

 

931

880

 

          94.6

2

Pangasius

 

1,715

1,785

 

         104.1

3

Tuna

 

508

597

 

         117.1

4

Other finfish

 

1,139

1,328

 

         116.7

5

Cephalopod

 

439

620

 

         141.3

6

Other marine products

 

209

206

 

           98.6

Source: Directorate of Fisheries

 

VIETNAM SEAFOOD EXPORTS

 

 

Vietnam fisheries exports in 2017 (US$ mil.)

PRODUCTS

2017

Variation 2016 (%)

MARKETS

2017

Variation (%)

Shrimp

3,854.740

+22.3

EU

1,480.717

+21.5

- Whiteleg shrimp

2,529.901

+29.2

US

1,417.593

-2.5

- Black tiger shrimp

878.600

-5.6

Japan

1,309.433

+18.5

Pangasius

1,788.039

+4.3

China and Hong Kong

1,276.289

+48.4

Tuna

592.873

+16.3

South Korea

786.271

+27.4

- Tuna HS code 16

322.558

+13.5

ASEAN

611.880

+16.3

- Tuna HS code 03

233.423

+3.5

Canada

224.937

+20.5

Other finfish

1,325.875

+16.5

Australia

186.960

-2.3

Cephalopod

620.819

+41.4

Brazil

106.161

+53.4

 Bivalve mollusks

98.510

+19.7

Russia

97.798

-0.1

Crabs and other crustaceans

117.668

-5.5

Others

902.553

+7.8

TOTAL

8,315.735

+17.9

TOTAL

8,315.735

+17.9

II. DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES

1. Overall objectives 

According to Decision No. 1445/QD-TTg of August 16, 2013, approving the master plan on fisheries development through 2020 with a vision toward 2030, the fisheries sector will be basically industrialized by 2020 and modernized by 2030 and continue its comprehensive, effective and sustainable development and become a large commodity production sector with a rational structure and forms of organization of production and high productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness, firmly integrate into the international economy, step-by-step increased income and living standards of farmers and fishermen; while protecting the eco-environment and fishery resources and contributing to safeguarding national defense and security at sea and on islands.

2. A number of specific targets to 2020

a/ Total fisheries output will be around 7 million tons, of which fishing output will make up around 35% and aquaculture output will account for around 65%;

b/ Seafood export value will reach around USD 11 billion, with an annual average growth rate of 7-8% (during 2011-2020);

c/The proportion of exported value-added products will reach 50%;

d/ About 50% of fisheries workers will be trained;

dd/ Workers’ average per-capita income will triple the current amount;

e/ Post-harvest losses in marine catch will be reduced from more than 20% at present to below 10%.

Click download to view full text of Decision No. 1445/QD-TTg (English version)

Click here to view full text of Decision No. 1445/QD-TTg (Vietnamese version) 

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