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October 25, 2013


Ca Mau Province Encourages Hatcheries


With 266,000 hectares of shrimp ponds at the southern tip of Vietnam, Ca Mau Province produces more farmed shrimp than any other province in Vietnam.  It requires 16-18 billion postlarvae a year to keep its ponds stocked, but it can only supply 40 percent of the demand.  The rest must be imported from other provinces and hatcheries in central Vietnam.


To cope with the situation, 14 shrimp farming cooperatives, inside and outside of the province, have met with 11 shrimp hatcheries and signed contracts for a consistent supply of shrimp seedstock.


Source: Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) Website.  Ca Mau Fostering Cooperation Between Shrimp Seed Producers and FarmersKim Thu.  October 25, 2013.

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