The Mekong Delta province of An Giang’s tra fish production in 2018 is estimated at 346,000 tonnes, a rise of 61,000 tonnes over that in 2017, reported the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
This year, An Giang has 1,138 hectares of tra fish farms, 408.7 hectares of which meet quality standards like GlobalGAP, ASC and VietGAP.
Localities with the largest area of tra fish farms are Chau Phu, Chau Thanh, Thoai Son, Cho Moi and Phu Tan districts, and Long Xuyen city.
Over the past years, local tra fish processors and exporters have invested in expanding tra fish farms and developing material areas. As many as 55 percent of total tra fish output of An Giang have been consumed by local processors.
In 2018, local farmers have applied technology advances in production and strictly follow safe breeding procedures, helping increase production to 318 tonnes per hectare, up 10 tonnes over the previous year.
Along with focusing on improving the quality of tra fish varieties, An Giang has invested in upgrading production infrastructure to enhance its capacity of producing young fish to supply for breeders in and outside the locality.
According to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, An Giang exported 73,385 tonnes of tra fish products in the first 10 months of this year for over 177 million USD.