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August 18, 2015


Lobster Farming


Vietnam has 53,000 floating cages that annually produce approximately 1,600 metric tons of lobsters, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.


Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces, on the central coast, are the leading lobster producers in Vietnam, with 23,627 and 28,455 cages, respectively.  Other producers are in Quang Binh (north central coast) and Binh Thuan (south coast) provinces.


Researchers said many lobster farmers have used antibiotics to deal with aquatic disease, and the ministry has vowed to tighten control over antibiotics usage in order to ensure high-quality products.


Recently, lobster prices have been falling, probably a result of the economic slowdown in China.


Sources: 1. Vietnam Plus.  Seminar Highlights Sustainable Lobster Farming.  August 17, 2015.  2. (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  Vietnamese Lobster Farmers Told to Reign in Antibiotic Use.  Michael Ramsingh (phone 1-732-240-5330, email  August 18, 2015.  3. Bob Rosenberry, Shrimp News International.  August 18, 2015.

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