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Vietnam, with a coastline of over 3,260 kilometers (km) and more than 3,000 islands and islets scattered offshore, plus up to 2,860 rivers and estuaries, has been geographically endowed with ideal conditions for the thriving fishery sector which currently exists.

Great potential of fishery sector in Vietnam is embedded in water bodies of 1.700.000 ha in which 811.700 ha freshwater, 635.400 ha brackish waters and 125.700 ha coves and 300.000 - 400.000 ha wetland areas might be employed for aquaculture development.

The Mekong River Delta in the south and the Red River Delta in the north have been used for wild catch fishing as well as extensive fish farming.

Shrimp and pangasius mostly farmed in the Mekong River Delta, in which, shrimp farmes located in coastal provinces such as Tra Vinh, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Ca Mau, Kien Giang, Ben Tre..

Pangasius farming is developing in many provinces in Mekong River Delta such as Can Tho, Vinh Long, Tien Giang, An Giang, Dong Thap, Soc Trang, Hau Giang, Tra Vinh....

Production in the fishery sector grew at an average rate of 7.05% from 1991 to 2000, and 10% from 2001 to now. The country produces annually over 6 million MT of fish, in which its landings reached 2.7 million MT and aquaculture reached 3.3 million MT. In 2015, total fisheries production reached 6.56 million MT, including 3.03 million tons from catching and 3.53 million tons from aquaculture.

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Jan-Aug 2016: Capture output estimated at 2,014 thousand MT
(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In Jan- Aug 2016, favorable weather in the coastal areas from South Central to South of Vietnam and stable material prices facilitated the fishery production.
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Bac Lieu earns US$288 million from seafood exports
The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu earned US$288 million from seafood exports in the first eight months of 2016, fulfilling 55 percent of its yearl...
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Vietnam aquaculture output up 1.6% in Jun 2016
(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In Jun 2016, aquaculture production of Vietnam estimated to touch 435 thousand MT, up 1.6% year on year. The cumulative figure ...
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