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Seafood production reached over 5.2 million MT in 10 months
November 03, 2014, 12:16 PM
(vasep.com.vn) As reported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, from January to October, fisheries production was estimated at 2,486 thousand MT, up 4.5% year on year. Marine catch reached 2,325 thousand MT, up 4.8% year on year. High value fish were caught, improving better income for fishermen.

Seafood production of some key provinces in Jan- Oct 2014

Province

Production (MT)

YoY change (%)

Kien Giang

387,214

+8.4

Binh Thuan

172,579

+9.8

Quang Nga

130,454

+7.1

Ben Tre

126,951

+5.2

Tien Giang

79,988

+4.4

Quang Nam

69,000

+5.6

Quang Ninh

49,280

+1.7

Reports from Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development revealed that output of yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna in Binh Dinh reached 7,959 MT, up 1.9% year on year. Meanwhile fishermen in Khanh Hoa caught 4,727 ton of tuna, up 68.8 % year on year and production of Phu Yen was estimated at 3,385 MT, down 19.4%.

Aquaculture output in October 2014 was estimated at 326 thousand MT, up 17.3% year on year. Total aquaculture production in 10 months was 2,745 thousand MT, up 3.5% year on year. 

Pangasius farming area in Mekong Delta in 10 months of 2014 was estimated at 7,000 hectares, providing 890 thousand tons of pangasius. According to Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, pangasius production in Mekong Delta showed positive signs. Area and production in some provinces were fairly high.

Area and production of pangasius in Jan- Oct/2014

Province

Area (hectare)

YoY change (%)

Production (MT)

YoY change (%)

Vinh Long

430

+1

74,699

-8.6

Đong Thap

1,760

+3.7

273,950

-0.6

Tien Giang

177

+47.5

26,530

-9.1

Ben Tre

700

+2.2

130,000

-8.8

An Giang

1,067

+1.9

216,090

+81.6

Can Tho

782

-5.2

114,070

+32.5

Hau Giang

142

-11.4

30,679

+12.6

In October, black tiger shrimp production remained stable compared to the previous month. Shrimp area and production in Kien Giang increased year on year. Meanwhile, in Ca Mau province, area and production, though are the largest of the region, were down year on year. 

Area and production of black tiger shrimp in Jan- Oct 2014

Province

Area (hectare)

YoY change (%)

Production (MT)

YoY change (%)

Bac Lieu

115,460

- 4.2

50,617

+11.1

Ben Tre

26,410

-5.1

9,500

-4.5

Kien Giang

88,648

+2.1

29,384

+22.5

Ca Mau

263,535

-1.2

92,300

-0.1

 

Thu Trang
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