Aquatic exports of the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu in the first five months of 2014 leapt by 68 percent from the year before to reach 170 million USD, the highest ever for the period.

Prices of aquatic exports have increased by 2-3 USD/kg on average, benefiting both farmers and businesses.

In recent years, local exporters have reportedly paid due attention to protecting their trademarks and ensuring the quality of products, while authorities have also facilitated their access to preferential credit sources to renovate production lines.

In the coming time, managerial agencies plan to help the Bac Lieu business circle expand its partnership with foreign enterprises to drive trade.

Businesses will also receive more assistance to build their own aquatic farms in order to ensure a stable and quality input.

Currently, Bac Lieu has more than 100,000 hectares of shrimp farm and 495 fishing vessels.-VNA