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January 6, 2015

Vietnam

Facing New Problems in 2015

 

Shrimp farmers are now worried about slow, stunted growth [microsporidians?].

 

The shrimp farming industry has not developed a strategy to deal with diseases and still relies on antibiotics to protect its investment.

 

Vo Quang Huy, Deputy Chairman of My Thanh Shrimp Farming Association in Soc Trang Province, said shrimp farmers have not done anything to increase output and quality.

 

Nguyen Van Quang, Director of Minh Phu Seafood Company in Ca Mau Province, said that since the government has not provided farmers with a recommended shrimp farming strategy, diseases are unavoidable.

 

In 2014, Vietnam imported over $1 billion worth of shrimp, mostly from India, that was processed and then exported to world markets.

 

Source: Sàigòn (English Edition, The webpage of the Party Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam).  Seafood Export Target Challenged with Many Difficulties.  Cong Phien (Translated by Hai Mien).  January 6, 2015.

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