Tra Vinh: seafood exports expected to reach 352 mln USD in 2018 hinh anh 1Shrimp farmed in Tra Vinh province. (Photo: VNA)

Tra Vinh (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh hopes to earn about 8 trillion VND (352 million USD) from exporting seafood in 2018.

The province targets a total output of 188,000 tonnes, including 113,000 tonnes from farming.

Pham Minh Truyen, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the province aims to enhance the value of its seafood products while ensuring sustainable development of the local fishery sector in line with its restructuring roadmap by 2020.

In order to realise the goals, the province is taking numerous measures on the planning management, production and supplies of fries.

Supervision and management are strengthened over feed quality and veterinary drug and the environment of farms. Investments are poured into in building technical infrastructure serving aquaculture and seafood processing, while the application of science – technology in the local sector is promoted.

Priority is given to accelerating the implementation the construction and completion of infrastructure works for aquatic farming, including the 4,800ha aquaculture project in Long Vinh and Long Huu communes, the 1,170ha aquaculture irrigation project in Don Xuan and Don Chau communes, and the 2,800ha shrimp farming project in Vinh Long commune in Duyen Hai district; and the aquaculture irrigation project in Hiep My Tay and Thanh Hoa Son communes in Cau Ngang district.

The province also makes planning and develops a technical procedure for expanding hi-tech shrimp farming.

In 2017, Tra Vinh produced over 199,000 tonnes of seafood, up 27,000 tonnes from 2016, and earned 8.49 trillion VND (373.56 million USD), of which 6.8 trillion VND (299.2 million USD) came from farming.-VNA