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Kien Giang: The area for brackishwater shrimp farming to hit 114,000 ha in 2017
August 10, 2017, 01:41 PM
(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In 2017, Kien Giang province plans to total an area of 114,000 hectares in brackish water shrimp farming, with the production of 63,000 MT. The province boosts shrimp farming safely, sustainably and effectively.

According to Kien Giang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the locality strengthens application of scientific and technical advances in shrimp farming as well as manages and controls the quality of shrimp seed, supplies good and disease-free seed for farmers.

According to the Department, in 2016, the area for brackish water shrimp farming was 106,610 hectares, in which, the area for industrial shrimp farming was 1,898 hectares, that for extensive and improved extensive shrimp farming was 21,210 hectares and that for rice-shrimp was over 83,500 hectares. In the year, shrimp output estimated at 56,862 MT, completing the annual plan, up 8.9% from the year before.

Compiled by Dieu Thuy

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