Binh Dinh accelerates high-tech fisheries production chains hinh anh 1Fishermen in central coastal province of Binh Dinh catch tuna which meets standards for export. (Photo: VNA)

Numerous production chains applying advanced technology in the fisheries sector have been established in the central province of Binh Dinh in a bid to realise the agriculture reform policy from 2015-2020.

The hi-tech intensive white-leg shrimp farming project invested by Viet Uc Group in the Phu Cat and Phu My districts is a typical example. The 110-hectare model, built at a cost of 10 billion VND (465,116 USD) per hectare, turns out over 60 tonnes of shrimp per hectare in each crop, eight times the yield produced by other models.

In the first six months of the year, white-leg shrimp productivity reached over 754.5 tonnes.

The province is working on the plans for a high-tech shrimp farming and fry production complex in Cat Thanh commune (Phu Cat district) and My Thanh commune (Phu My district) and a sea food processing zone in Phu Cat district, with a combined area of 300ha.

Phan Trong Ho, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that hi-tech shrimp cultivation chains create comparative advantages in production and consumption while minimising the negative environmental impacts on breeding shrimp.

The fishing-processing chain for ocean tuna for exports to Japan is also being pushed forwards. The provincial People’s Committee agreed to provide funding for building storage tanks in 25 fishing vessels using Japanese technology.

The province’s fleet caught nearly 5,830 tonnes of tuna from January-June, rising 2.3 percent from the same period last year.

Regarding clean salt production and consumption chains, the Binh Dinh Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Joint Stock Company (BIDIPHAR) have purchased all locally-made salt to produce pharmaceutical products, helping increase local salt output.

About 3,640 tonnes of salt were produced on 208.5 hectares of land in the first two quarters of the year.-VNA