Shrimp breeders and processors in the southernmost province of Ca Mau have joined hands in developing clean raw materials for processing and export.

Under a programme hosted by the provincial Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, breeders are responsible for supplying clean shrimp materials and pledge not to sign contracts with many factories at the same time. Meanwhile, enterprises commit to purchasing all materials they have ordered before.

The association will act as an intermediary to ensure breeders and businesses fully implement their commitments for mutual benefits, said the association’s General Secretary Ly Van Thuan.

To date, 33 out of the 37 local firms have got connected with farmers.

Ca Mau boasts 290,000 ha for shrimp breeding, the largest area in the country. Its frozen shrimp products have been shipped to over 40 countries and territories, bringing home over 1.1 billion USD per year.-VNA