Coastal localities report bumper fishing catches
Updated : Thursday, March 08, 2018 10:09 AM (GMT+0700)

Coastallocalities have reported bumper fishing catches in the first two months of thisyear, with total seafood catches estimated at 473,900 tonnes, up 2.2 percentyear on year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development(MARD).

Illustrative image - Source: VNA

Fishermen in the northcentral provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh brought home large amounts ofanchovy, mackerel and flying fish, while those in the south central provincesof Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen enjoyed good catches of ocean tuna.

In the southernmost provinceof Ca Mau, each local ship has caught between 50-100 kg of ‘khoai’ fish eachday after the Lunar New Year holiday, earning profit of 4-20 million VND.

Meanwhile, inland fishcatches totalled 23,000 tonnes in the two month period, down 14.8 percent fromthe same period last year, the MARD said.

Aquaculture output wasestimated at 276,000 tonnes, up 5.1 percent year on year. In particular, trafish output in the Mekong Delta, the main production area of the fish,increased by 8 percent to 163,300 tonnes. However, the prices of tra fish asmaterial for processing have reached record high, fluctuating between28,000-29,500 VND (1.23 – 1.3 USD) per kg, reaching 30,000 VND per kg at times.

Vietnam’s tra fish exportsreached 1.8 billion USD last year, up 4 percent against 2016, according to theVietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Mekong Delta localitiesreported total tiger prawn output in the period at 29,800 tonnes, up 8.1percent, and that of white-leg prawn at 10,800 tonnes, up 2.2 percent.

Vietnam’s shrimp exportvalue was estimated at 3.8 billion USD in 2017, up 22 percent from 2016.


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