Print This Page

April 10, 2014


White Shrimp Farming Continues to Expand in the Mekong Delta




For the past decade, most of Vietnam’s shrimp farmers produced tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon), but because of its rapid growth and high productivity, the Department of Fisheries has now assigned top priority to white shrimp (P. vannamei).  Consequently, in the first three months of 2014, large increases in the area dedicated to white shrimp farming have been reported in Soc Trang Province, up 167 percent to 6,113 hectares; Ca Mau Province, up 500% to 3,704 hectares; Tra Vinh Province, up 400% to 1,828 hectares; Bac Lieu Province, up 118 percent to 1,573 hectares; and Long An Province up 65 percent to 1,338 hectares.


In the first quarter of 2014, Vietnam’s production of tiger and white shrimp reached 87,000 metric tons, up 10.1 percent over the first quarter of 2013.


Source: Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) Website.  Vietnam Expanding Whiteleg Shrimp Farming Area.  Kim Thu.  April 8, 2014.

Print This Page