The southern province of Bac Lieu earned 294 million USD from seafood exports in the first 10 months of this year, a year-on-year rise of eight percent, and equivalent to 83 percent of its planned figure.

Over 38,200 tonnes of seafood were processed for the province’s exports in the reviewed period, a year-on-year increase of 33 percent.

Shrimp is still a key export product in the list, fetching more than 286 million USD from the export of 37,000 tonnes, up 17 percent from the same period last year.

In the January-November period, the province’s shrimp production achieved 65,100 tonnes, up 29 percent from last year’s figure.

The hike results from Bac Lieu’s flexible management and farmers’ efforts to overcome difficulties.

The provincial authorities worked out technical measures to help shrimp breeders treat polluted water in shrimp hatching areas and cope with aquatic diseases.

Information related to changes in the market was also regularly conveyed to 33 seafood processing facilities in the province, helping them take the initiative in their production.-VNA