Tra Vinh shrimp output up over 6,000 tonnes hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Tra Vinh (VNA) - Total salt and brackish water aquaculture output in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh reached 28,000 tonnes in the first five months of 2021, with shrimp output of over 20,000 tonnes, an increase of 6,000 tonnes year-on-year.

According to General Director of the Tra Vinh Department of Aquaculture Nguyen Van Quoc, total output surged thanks to favourable weather conditions and expanded breeding areas, while shrimp farmers strictly complied with farming schedules, exerted better control over breeding stocks, and improved their techniques.

Shrimp prices increased 10,000 to 15,000 VND per kg in April, allowing farmers to post a handsome profit. However, as the pandemic has again broken out, the market for shrimp has contracted, causing prices to drop. In order to cope, farmers have decided to maintain production and wait for shrimp exports to pick up.

Tra Vinh is urging local aquaculture processing businesses to resume production and seek new markets for exports to ensure sales./.