Vietnam has secured the third place among the world’s shrimp exporters this year with a total value of 2.5 billion USD, representing a yearly rise of nearly 33 percent and accounting for 44 percent of the total aquatic export turnover.

The figures were released by the Directorate of Fisheries at a conference on December 24 to review the sector’s performance this year and set tasks for 2014.

The amount of farmed shrimps in 2013 increased by 12.3 percent from last year to 548,000 tonnes, including 268,000 tonnes of black tiger shrimps and 280,000 tonnes of white-legged shrimps.

For 2014, the directorate keeps the two aforementioned kinds of shrimp, tra fish and mollusc as key products for aquaculture.-VNA