Ca Mau sea crabs (Photo: camau.gov.vn)

Ca Mau (VNA) – The southernmost province of Ca Mau plans to develop extensive crab farming, especially in ecological environment, to improve its economic value and serve exports, said Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Chau Cong Bang.

The locality strives to have more than 90,000ha of farming crab and other aquatic species by 2020, at least 70,000ha of which is used for crab breeding that meets food safety and hygiene requirements and over 80 percent of Nam Can crab and Ca Mau ecological crab are provided for restaurants, supermarkets and hotels at home and abroad.

In recent years, sea crab-shrimp or forest-shade crab farming have grown in Ca Mau with an average output of more than 19,000 tonnes per year and a productivity of 30-50kg per ha each crop.

Ca Mau’s sea crab is well-known in and outside the country thanks to its tasty and firm meat.

According to local farmers, they only release fries and do not need to buy feed because crab is bred in natural habitat in mangrove forests and coastal areas. 

In late 2016, Nam Can sea crab was recognised as a collective brand.-VNA