Kien Giang provides identification codes for shrimp farms hinh anh 1Kien Giang province is currently home to over 134,230ha of brackish water shrimp farming (Photo: VNA)
Kien Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang is working to grant identification codes to all local brackish water shrimp farms from now to September.

Quang Trong Thao, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said identification codes help ensure origin traceability, which is a requirement of shrimp importing countries.

The code provision is also a step towards scientific and modern management over this industry, he noted.

The farming of brackish water shrimp spans more than 134,230ha in Kien Giang, including over 3,680ha under industrial and semi-industrial models, 102,500ha under the shrimp - rice production model, and over 28,000ha under extensive and improved extensive farming models.

They concentrate in the districts of Giang Thanh, Kien Luong, Hon Dat, An Bien, An Minh, U Minh Thuong, Vinh Thuan, and Go Quao, and Ha Tien city.

The farming produces about 95,000 - 100,000 tonnes of shrimp for the province each year./.