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Jan-Feb 2017: 1.2% rise in aquaculture production
March 13, 2017, 01:39 PM
(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Aquaculture production of Vietnam in Feb 2017 estimated at 253 thousand MT, up 1.3% year on year; bringing the total aquaculture production in Jan-Feb 2016 to reach 463 thousand MT, up 1.2% from that of Jan-Feb 2016.

The price of raw pangasius in Feb 2017 rose slightly. The harvest production of pangasius in Jan-Feb 2017 gauged at 179.7 thousand MT, down 1.2% year on year.

Brackishwater shrimp farming activities was better than that of the same period of 2016. The harvest production of shrimp in Jan-Feb 2017 was 43.7 thousand MT on the farming area of 448 thousand ha. In the Mekong Delta, the farming area of black tiger shrimp in the first two month of the year reached 426.2 thousand ha; up 3% year on year with the production of 27.6 thousand MT (+23.2%). The area of whiteleg shrimp was 12.5 thousand ha (up 22.4%) with the production of 11.8 thousand MT (up 24%).

Compiled by Kim Thu

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