(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Ca Mau increased the total production of farmed shrimp (tiger shrimp, whiteleg shrimp), meeting the demand for raw materials for exports in order to achieve a turnover of US$1.2 billion by the end of 2019.
The province now has more than 300,000 ha of aquaculture land, of which shrimp farming area is about 280,000 ha. By the end of this year, Ca Mau strives to increase the area of industrial shrimp farming to 10.695 ha and increase the area of extensive and improved shrimp farming to reach 136,500 hectares according to the proposed plan. Fisheries output reaches 560,000 tons; in which shrimp production reaches 208,500 MT.
In the first six months of 2019, the area of improved extensive shrimp farming reached more than 135,000 ha, equaling 99% of the plan, up 19.3% over the same period in 2018, the culturing area reached 96%.
Meanwhile, the area of industrial shrimp ponds in the province reached 9,473 ha, equaling 88.6% of the plan, down 1.5% over the same period last year, the farming area reached only over 50%. Shrimp production reached 93,350 tons, equal to 44% of the plan, up 6.7% over the same period in 2018.
Export value of the province reached US$432 million, equal to 36% of the plan, up 1.2% over the same period last year.