Shrimp harvesting in Ca Mau province (Photo: VNA)

Ca Mau (VNA) –
The southernmost province of Ca Mau is building brands for local key products in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fishery.

The province has over 300,000 hectares of aquaculture, including 280,000 hectares of shrimp farms, making up about 40 percent of the country’s shrimp breeding area.

At present, the locality is working to expand the shrimp breeding area meeting international standards such as those set by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), as well as the Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGAP).

Statistics showed that in 2016-2018, the local shrimp output reached nearly 520,000 tonnes.

The provincial People’s Committee has directed relevant agencies to speed up the building of geographical indications for shrimp.

Besides shrimp, priority will be given to building brands for two key products which are Thoi Binh rice and Ca Mau banana.

Over the past time, Ca Mau has successfully built nine collective brand names for local specialties including U Minh honey, Rach Goc dried shrimp, and Nam Can crab.-VNA