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The southernmost province of Ca Mau aims to develop 300 additional clean shrimp breeding facilities, bringing the total number to 800 across the province by 2020.

The expansion is part of the programme to develop clean breeding shrimp from 2015-2020 towards supplying 20 billion shrimp fry for farmers in the province, meeting 80 percent of the local demand.

The province will offer a number of incentives for firms capable to join the programme. Start-up businesses in the field will also receive financial and technical assistance.

The connection between shrimp breeding producers and shrimp growing farmers will also be strengthened under the programme to ensure effective production processes.

General Secretary of the Ca Mau Seafood Processing Association Ly Van Thuan praised the incentives, saying the programme will help ensure a supply of clean young shrimps for local farmers.

Phan Thong Minh, an experienced local farmer from Ngoc Hien district, said the high-quality young shrimp will contribute to successes in shrimp farming.

Since 2000, the province has expanded its land area for aquaculture development.

As many as 290,000 hectares are currently zoned off for shrimp growing, producing 200,000 tonnes of shrimp per year.-VNA