Vietnam yields over 2.6 million tonnes of aquatic products in nine months
Vietnam yields over 2.6 million tonnes of aquatic products in nine months (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam recorded over 2.6 million tonnes of aquatic products in the first nine months of 2017, a year-on-year rise of 5.2 percent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
In January-September, the central provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, and Khanh Hoa caught 15,320 tonnes of ocean tuna, up 9.1 percent against the same period last year.
The Mekong Delta harvested 998,000 tonnes of tra fish, a year-on-year increase of 9.8 percent. Dong Thap and Can Tho still led in output with 390,000 tonnes (up 18.7 percent) and 134,000 tonnes (up 13.5 percent), respectively.
In the nine-month period, the total shrimp output reached more than 468,000 tonnes, up 27.1 percent year-on-year.
The major import items were shrimp, small octopus and Juichi cuttlefish, while frozen products accounted for 69.6 percent and processed products 30.3 percent.
Vietnamese seafood exporters are anxious, and worried that both their fellow companies and the Government aren’t doing enough to meet importers’ requirements.
Global seafood conference in Bali, Indonesia, seafood import market will move toward Asian region comprising Japan, South Korea and China in the near future.