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Fishery production reached 6.7 million MT
December 17, 2019, 10:38 AM
(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to report of The General Statistics Office, Vietnam's seafood production in October 2019 was estimated at 733.8 thousand MT, up 5.4% over the same period in 2018; accumulation in 10 months was estimated at 6,698.7 thousand MT, up 5.4%; in which, aquaculture reached 3.5 million MT, capture fisheries touched 3.1 million MT.

Specifically, production of shrimp and pangasius in the past 10 months also recorded positive growth. In October, pangasius farming continued to achieve good results, with an estimated production of 142.3 thousand MT, up 7.3% over the same period in 2018; in which, Dong Thap reached 44.8 thousand MT, up 4.9%; An Giang hit 43.2 thousand MT, up 12.4%; Can Tho touched 15.3 thousand MT, up 11.3%.

For brackish water shrimp, the weather in October was favorable for the development of farmed shrimp, whiteleg shrimp reached high yields and had stable prices, while black tiger shrimp continued the downward trend. Production of white leg shrimp in October was estimated at 67.6 thousand MT, up 17.6%; of which, Ca Mau reached 9.3 thousand MT, up 19.2%; Soc Trang's production was 26.5 thousand MT, up 37.6%; Ben Tre achieved 9.1 thousand MT, up 12.9%. Production of black tiger shrimp in October was estimated at 22.2 thousand MT, down 4.1%.

Fishing output reached 306.4 thousand MT in October 2019, up 3.6%, of which fish production reached 236.3 thousand MT; an increase of 4.1%; shrimp hit 12.7 thousand MT, down 0.8%; other aquatic products touched 57.4 thousand MT, up 2.5%.

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