Vietnamese shrimp industry’s focus in 2019

Shrimp export is evaluated to reach full potential in 2019 as shrimp firms are beneficial from favorable markets and trade agreements, especially trade deal between Vietnam and EU (EVFTA).

Deputy Director General of Directorate of Fisheries (DoF)Trần Đình Luân says reorganization of production and association areparts of the plan to restructure the fisheries industry. Some chains have been formed during the last time, for instance, shrimp production chain in three provinces Sóc Trăng, Bạc Liêu, and Cà Mau, which shows the link from material to factory, enabling the traceability. Value chains help improve the quality of input material, increase economic value of seafood products. Besides, advance technology help take use of by-products to increase the value of shrimps. He requires to apply science technology in making value added products and creating products from by-products to serve human, health sector, and cosmetics. Those will facilitate the whole system to approach markets quickly and effectively.

Shrimp industry is forecasted to face challenges in 2019. DoF requires local authorities to observe weather conditions and inform farmers so that they can respond with technique solutions and organization. Besides, they should carry out restructuring and boost vertical and horizontal link production in accordance with value chain. National’s plan of and general project of shrimp industry development up to 2025 should be put forward. Build an environment survey system in the center to local agencies, apply software in farming, and prevent diseases. Control input factors especially feed, treatment products, and antibiotics during farming.


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