Seafood output increased by 1.6% in November
According to the Directorate of Fisheries, the seafood output in Nov 2020 is estimated to reach 733.8 thousand tons, leaving an accumulated value of 7.7 million tons, up 1.6% as compared to the same period last year. The exploited output reached 3.5 million tons and farm-raised seafood output was 4.2 million tons.
As for aquaculture, the total stocking area of shrimps is estimated to reach 725,900 ha (equal to 99.43% of the 2020 plan), with 616,807 ha of black tiger shrimps (equal to 99.48% of the plan), 109,093 ha of white leg shrimp (Equal to 99.1% of the plan). The total output of shrimps is estimated to reach 790,564 tons (Equal to 95.24%), with 254,382 tons of black tiger shrimp and 536,182 tons of white leg shrimp.
As of November, the total stocking area of pangasius reached 5,485 ha, equal to 73.8% of the same period last year. The harvesting area reached 2.813 ha, equal to 52% of the same period last year. The unharvested area was estimated to be 2,672 ha. The output of farm-raised species reached 900,429 tons. The export volume of pangasius as of October 15, 2020 reached around $1.12 billion, down 27.5% as compared the same period last year.
As for exploitation, it is the 2020-2021 northern fish crop where a vast majority of fishermen come from the South Central, the East, and Southwestern region. However, the tropical depression and consecutive storms in the ocean of the Middle created a big impact on exploitation, leaving a large number of docking boats, accounting for 35-40% of the total numbers of onshore and offshore fishing boats.
According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, the export value of seafood reached $354 million in early November, and the accumulated export value as of Nov 15, 2020 reached $7.3 billion, equal to 98.2% of the same period last year and reaching 73% of the 2020 plan ($10 billion).