Ha Nam province has developed nine aquaculture cooperatives with a total area of nearly 110 hectares. Cooperatives supply feed, seedlings, and markets for farmers’ output, cutting feed costs by 10 percent and raising productivity to about 10 tons per hectare.

The formation of cooperatives associated with new aquaculture production has contributed to effectively promoting production. But there are still some obstacles hindering the growth of the model, such as a shortage of land.

Production links among cooperatives are not fully effective as production chains have not been completed, with most cooperatives only selling raw and unprocessed products. Added value, therefore, remains modest.

Ha Nam province is continuing to carry out solutions to expand its area of intensive farming in aquaculture zones to 500 hectares by 2025, with productivity of over 10 tons per hectare./.