Vietnam will need 4.6 million tonnes of materials for aquatic product processing each year in 2015 and 5.7 million tonnes in 2020, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The ministry said it has put forth a number of measures to develop material sources, focusing on expanding and stepping up application of technological advances in aquaculture.

However, the country is likely to import about 600,000 tonnes of materials each year in 2015 and 1 million tonnes in 2020./.