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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 2016: 6.73 million MT (Catching: 3.07 million MT and  Aquaculture: 3.65 million MT)

·  Export turnover in 2016: US$7.05 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

  • Fishing production in 2016 reached 3,076 thousand tons, up 3% compared to 2015, in which marine exploitation reached 2,876 thousand tons, an increase of 2.21% compared to 2015; inland  capture reached 200 thousand tons, down 1% compared to 2015. 

  • Aquaculture production in a year reached 3,650 thousand tons, rising 1.9% compared to the year 2015. 

 

VIETNAM  FISHERIES PRODUCTION IN  2016 (Outputt: 1000 Tons: area: 1,000 ha)

No

Items

2016 plan

Results in 2016

Compared to 2015 (%)

I

Total production

6,396

6,726

033.0

2.5

1

Fishing production

2,696

3,076

3.0

1.1

Marine capture

2,511

2,876

2.2

1.2

Inlandcapture

185

200

0

2

Aquaculture production

3,700

3,650

1.9

 

Brackish water shrimp

680

650

3.2

 

Pangasius

1,150

1,150

-5.6

II

Farming area

1,300

1,300

4.0

 

Brackish water shrimp

695

700

1.5

 

Pangasius

5.1

5.05

-1

 

 

VIETNAM SEAFOOD EXPORTS

 

 

Vietnam seafood exports to markets (million USD)

Markets

2016

% change vs 2015

 

The U.S

1,453.601

+ 10.0

The EU

1,218.457

+ 3.7

Netherlands

210.166

+ 21.4

UK

206.242

+ 1.7

Germany

180.853

-7.2

Italy

137.950

+ 18.0

Belgium

127.193

+ 13.8

Japan

1,104.553

+ 5.9

China

859.855

+ 39.8

of which:-Hong Kong

152.855

-0.8

South Korea

617.342

+ 5.5

ASEAN

526.053

+ 5.4

Australia

191.323

+ 6.9

Canada

186.725

-5.3

Russia

97.882

+ 16.2

Brazil

69.187

-11.9

The others

837.014

-6.9

Total

7,053.126

+ 7.3

Source: VASEP (according to Vietnam Customs)

 

Vietnam's seafood products for exports  in 2016 (million USD)

Products

2016

% vs 2015

 

Shrimp

3,150.723

+ 6.7

- Whiteleg Shrimp

1,957.971

+ 12.4

-Black tiger shrimp

930.855

-3.4

Pangasius

1,714.892

+ 9.6

Tuna

509.786

+ 12.0

HS03

284.181

+ 15.5

HS16

225.606

+ 8.0

Mollucks

523.496

+ 2.0

Cephalopods

439.045

+ 2.3

Bivale mollucks

82.288

-0.1

Other mollucks

2.163

+ 50.4

Crab & other crustaceans

124.534

+ 2.5

Other marine fish

1,138.561

+ 6.4

Total

7,053.126

+ 7.3

Source: VASEP (according to Vietnam Customs)

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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