The Southernmost province of Ca Mau earned nearly 60 million USD from aquatic exports in January, a year-on-year increase of 16 percent which is the highest record during the last five years.

According to statistics, the province exported 35,000 tonnes of aquatic products in the first month of 2013, an increase of 3 percent over the same period last year, and is on track to fulfill its target of shipping 380,000 tonnes oversea this year.

Local authorities expect aquaculture will be a spearhead sector in the province’s economic development and work out a series of measures to achieve the goal, prioritising in shrimp breeding, technology transfer and loans for farmers.

Ca Mau province hopes to export one billion USD worth of aquatic products, despite of anticipated difficulties for its aqua cultural economy during 2013 such as water shortage, high investment costs and shrinking export markets.-VNA