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Tra Vinh (VNA) – Local businesses in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh earned 17.3 million USD from exporting aquatic products in the first half of 2017, an surge of 10.49 million USD against the same period last year.

They processed over 5,330 tonnes of aquatic product materials for export, including 406 tonnes of tiger prawn and 2,840 tonnes of white-leg shrimp, according to Pham Minh Truyen, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

He also attributed the rise in aquatic product export revenue to favourable conditions for shrimp farming this year, as well as the province’s active prevention of diseases and technical support to farmers in shrimp breeding.

As of June 2017, Tra Vinh harvested 11,115 tonnes of white-leg shrimp and over 4,000 tonnes of tiger prawn. With over 24,000 hectares of shrimp farming currently, the province expects an output of over 38,000 tonnes of commercial shrimp.-VNA