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Vietnam to upgrade shrimp hatcheries in Mekong Delta

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bạc Liêu will invest in shrimp farming and broodstock using advanced techniques to improve yield and quality and sustainably exploit its natural fisheries resources, local news reported. It plans to increase the catch and aquaculture harvest of seafood by 11% in 2022 to 460,000 tons, including 234,600 tons of shrimp, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Lưu Hoàng Ly, director of the department, said to achieve the target, the province would set up and upgrade hatcheries that produce high-quality and disease-free broodstock. It will create favorable conditions for investors in the existing 418-ha hi-tech agriculture zone for shrimp development in Bạc Liêu City’s Hiệp Thành Commune.

Bạc Liêu, one of the country’s largest shrimp producers, will expand farming areas that use super-intensive, intensive and semi-intensive farming methods. The province will also expand other sustainable models like shrimp-forest farming and shrimp-rice farming, establish organic aquaculture areas for key species and develop farming models that involve value chains and disease-free standards for export. It is encouraging investors to expand aquaculture and the varieties they farm, especially in coastal areas and mudflats.  

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