The Mekong delta region’s aquatic exports are forecast to reach around 6.5 billion USD in 2012, according to t he Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development.

In the first three quarters of this year, the region earned 4.5 billion USD from exporting aquatic products, up 4.3 percent over the same period last year.

In recent years, the region’s aquatic exports have enjoyed a stable growth. The regional acreage of fish farming accounts for 65 percent of the whole country’s.

Vietnam is now in the top ten countries exporting shrimp and fish products to the world markets.

As many as 415 Vietnamese businesses are currently exporting aquatic products to the European market.-VNA