Farmers from the southern province of Tien Giang expect to further develop intensive seafood cultivation in fresh, brackish and salty water in 2015.

The province aims to increase the area for seafood farming to over 15,000 hectares and harvest about 140,000 tonnes of shrimp and fish of all kinds.

Director General of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Thanh Can said local authorities will adopt technical measures to increase productivity and quality of the key products such as shrimp and tra fish.

The province will also focus on creating processing material sources for exports while diversifying and expanding effective models combining aquatic breeding and rice growing.

Tien Giang forms part of the Mekong Delta which provides 90 percent of the country’s exported rice, 70 percent of exported fruits and 70 percent of exported seafood.-VNA