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Aquaculture Jan-Sep 2014 up 4.9% Y-o-Y, pangasius farming area downed while shrimp farming upped
October 01, 2014, 04:09 PM
(vasep.com.vn) According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, aquaculture production in September 2014 reached 372 thousand MT, up 15.9% year on year, bringing accumulated aquaculture production to 2,491 thousand MT, up 4.9% year on year.

Pangasius farming area in Mekong Delta was 7,000 hectares with the production of 757 thousand MT. As reported by Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development in Dong Mekong Delta, pangasius production reduced compared to the same period last year, due to lower price for pangasius. 

 Area and production of pangasius in some major producing provinces

Province

Area

Production

hectare

Change (%)

Tons

Change (%)

Vinh Long

429

+0.6

68,819

-8.5

Dong Thap

2,150

+34.0

238,751

-5.1

Can Tho

762

-6.8

77,313

+8.8

Tien Giang

173

+44.0

23,657

-5.1

Ben Tre

690

+5.3

129,230

-0.5

 Area and production of shrimp in some major producing provinces

Meanwhile, as reported by Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development in Mekong Delta, black tiger shrimp production remained stable in September, compared to the previous month.

Province

Area

Production

hectare

Change (%)

Tons 

Change (%)

Bac Lieu

115,767

-4.0

46,832

+7.5

Tra Vinh

19,408

-25.0

10,842

+19.9

Kien Giang

88,699

+2.0

27,423

+30.4

Ca Mau

263,535

-1.2

84,500

-1.2

 

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Thu Trang
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