Vietnam targets to pocket $5 billion dollars from shrimp exports
A drafted national action plan for shrimp development through 2025 by MARD targets to turn the shrimp sector into a big industry with sustainable development that is adaptable to climate change and friendly to the environment, reported Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA.
Specifically, in the 2021-2025 period, a hi-tech shrimp industry and large-scale eco-shrimp farming areas will be taken into shape in Vietnam, working towards the goals of 10 billion U.S. dollars in export turnover and an annual average growth of 12-14 percent.
The total area used for brackish water shrimp farming should reach 710,000 hectares with a total output of 850,000 tons of shrimp during the 2017-2020 period.
These figures are expected to expand to 750,000 hectares and 1.1 million tons of output in the period from 2020-2025, respectively, said the plan.
Areas will be zoned off for the hi-tech brackish water shrimp raising, concentrating in the country's Mekong Delta and central coastal regions. ■