Vietnam: approved program aquaculture development 990,000ha in Mekong Delta

Bởi Meksea Team - October 10, 2021

MEKSEA.COM – Recently, the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued Decision No. 350/QD-BNN-TT approving the program of sustainable aquaculture development 990,000ha in Mekong Delta, expecting the output in 2030 will be more than 4.8 million tonnes, equivalent to 3.000 billion VND

The area under aquaculture is over 990,000ha including 740,000ha of saltwater and brackish water aquaculture, 150,000ha of freshwater, and 1,260,000m3 of cage farming on rivers with 720,000ha of brackish water shrimp, 1,447ha of pangasius, 50,000ha of giant freshwater shrimp, and 6,350ha Tilapia.

All concentrated aquaculture areas will be monitored for environmental and food safety, diseases, and developing aquaculture in accordance with the natural characteristics of each locality. In addition, developing specialized aquaculture, intercropping freshwater species, developing aquaculture species with wide adaptability to salinity such as giant freshwater prawn, tilapia, goby, etc in areas bordering salty and sweet. At the same time, broaden area brackish aquacultures such as black tiger shrimp, white leg shrimp, crab, mollusks, and other brackish aquatic species.



Vietnam approved program aquaculture development 990,000ha in Mekong DeltaFish cage farming model in the Mekong Delta.(photo: Internet)


To achieve the goal, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development requires zoning aquaculture for specialized farming, intercropping freshwater aquatic species with agricultural production, raising fish in cages on rivers and canals; review, assess the impact and convert the saline-affected agricultural land area to develop aquaculture with suitable farming forms such as brackish water shrimp, …

In addition, investing in building infrastructure systems for aquaculture development to adapt to climate change, developing production systems, supplying seeds and materials for aquaculture, protecting environment and climate change adaptation; production organization and management; science and technology, fishery extension, and human resource training; Trade promotion of aquaculture products

Determined to build aquaculture areas and output produced under the model of chain linkage, farmers are professionally trained. The Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development expects that the region’s aquaculture by over 4 percent a year until 2030, while exports are expected to top $9 billion by then.


By Hayati (Meksea Team)


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