Fishery output hits 1.6 million tones in H1

fishery output hits 1.6 million tones in h1 hinh 0

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development attributed the high output to favourable weather conditions during the January-June period. 

Of the figure, offshore catch exceeded 1.55 million tonnes, a year-on-year rise of 5% while the output caught in inland rivers and lakes was 85,000 tonnes, up 1.2% over the corresponding time last year. 

The good weather also made it easier for tuna fishing in the central provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa, which brought ashore an estimated 13,026 tonnes, an increase of 21.8% year-on-year. Tuna prices at ports ranged between VND60,000 and VND96,000 per kilo.

Meanwhile, farm fish output reached 1.69 million tonnes in the reviewed time, rising 6.7% year on year, and accounting for 43.3% of the annual plan, the ministry said.

Tra fish output hit 583,503 tonnes, equivalent to the number recorded in the same period last year and 50.7% of the target set for the whole year although tra fish farming area in the Mekong Delta decreased 16% to an estimated 3,076 ha.

During the reviewed period, brackish shrimp farms also produced 216,811 tonnes, up 14.7% year-on-year and completing 32.9% of the yearly target, on an area of 639,761 ha, an increase of 5.5%. 

White-leg shrimp farming area expanded by 32.6% to 57,680 ha which produced 107,662 tonnes, up 30.8%. 

Meanwhile, with an area of 582,080 ha, up 3.4% year-on-year, the output of tiger prawn was 109,149 tonnes, a rise of 2.2%.

In the first six months of this year, aquatic products worth US$3.5 billion have been shipped abroad since the beginning of this year, predominantly to the US, Japan, China and the RoK, marking a 14.1% rise.

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