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December 4, 2014


Developing Broodstock Facilities


Vu Van Tam, Deputy Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development, says Vietnam needs to reduce its dependence on imported shrimp broodstock to lower its production costs of farmed shrimp.  Currently, Vietnam imports 20% of its giant tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) broodstock and 100% of its white shrimp (P. vannamei) broodstock.  


Shrimp hatcheries need 180,000 white shrimp broodstock a year, which they import from the United States, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, to produce 100 billion postlarvae.


To address this concern, the government and aquaculture research institutes have been implementing broodstock production facilities since 2013.


The government thinks farmed shrimp exports will reach $3.6 billion in 2014, up from $3.1 billion in 2013.


Source: (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  Vietnam Building Domestic Shrimp Seed Production Infrastructure to Ease Off Costly Imports.  Michael Ramsingh (phone 1-732-240-5330, email  December 3, 2014.

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