Shrimp farmers in the Duyen Hai, Cau Ngang, Tra Cu and Chau Thanh districts of the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh have targeted a total shrimp output of 37,500 tonnes and a 3.5 trillion VND revenue in 2015.

Specifically they targeted a black-tiger shrimp output of 13,500 tonnes and 24,000 tonnes of white-legged shrimp.

The locality has farmed around 13,000 hectares of shrimp thus far this year, mainly in Duyen Hai and Cau Ngang district.

According to Nguyen Vu Phuong from the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, his agency is focused on efforts related to environment and water management, weather forecast, breeding management and production, and disease prevention.

The department has sent technical staff to support local farmers in key farming areas by organising workshops and providing training on cultivation techniques and disease prevention to farmers.

Additionally, the agency has also cooperated with its counterparts in proximal Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan and Bac Lieu provinces to exchange information.

In 2014, Tra Vinh harvested 37,000 tonnes of shrimp.-VNA