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February 26, 2014


Cold Weather Delays Stocking


Cold weather in southern Vietnam has affected thousands of hectares of shrimp production and some farmers have delayed stocking.  Pham Minh Tuyen, Deputy Director of Agriculture Department in Tra Vinh Province (Mekong Delta), said, “The unfavorable weather has led to diseases and slower shrimp growth.”  He said 25% of the province’s shrimp farms have been affected by the cold weather, which makes shrimp more susceptible to the whitespot virus.  The government has urged farmers to delay stocking.


Tra Vinh’s shrimp farmers plan to stock 1.6 billion giant tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) and 2.1 billion white-leg shrimp (P. vannamei), targeting production of approximately 28,000 metric tons.


Vietnam exported more than $3 billion worth of shrimp in 2013.


Source: Cold Weather Affects Vietnam’s Shrimp Production.  February 24, 2014.

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