Workers process shrimp for export (Photo: VNA)

Ca Mau (VNA) – The southernmost province of Ca Mau earned nearly 275 million USD from aquatic exports, mostly shrimp, in the first four months of 2016, up three percent from last year.

In April, overseas shipments of aquatic products rose by 11 percent, month on month.

The Ca Mau Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (CASEP) considers those figures a promising start to the year for the local fishery industry.

The province targets 1.3 billion USD in aquatic export revenue in 2016.

It plans to increase shipments to key markets (the US, Japan, the EU, China, the Republic of Korea and Russia) as well as emerging markets (Australia and Canada), the CASEP said.

Ca Mau will also promote processing capacity to improve product quality and quantity, the association noted.-VNA