Vinh Long province develops sustainable pangasius farming

Vinh Long province currently has 2,119 hectares of aquaculture area, an increase of 1.03% (equivalent to an increase of 21.62 hectares) over the same period last year; Of which the industrial pangasius farming area is 370.8 hectares, up 0.12% or an increase of 0.42 hectares.

It is estimated that in the first four months of 2024, seafood production has reached 44,812 tons, an increase of 2.01% or an increase of 883 tons over the same period last year; of which aquaculture reached 42,838 tons, an increase of 2.07% or an increase of 869 tons. Farmed pangasius output reached 26,430.5 tons, an increase of 1.77%.

According to Vinh Long Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in order to improve the competitiveness of pangasius products, the province’s agricultural sector focuses on building food-safe pangasius farming areas; At the same time, guide farmers to gradually apply digital technology and high technology in the process of intensive pangasius farming to improve product quality to ensure food safety, disease safety, and environmental safety environment and traceability.

In 2023, the province had an additional 25 hectares of water surface for commercial pangasius farming certified with VietGAP certification, 27 hectares are certified to ASC standards, 3.8 hectares are certified to BAP standards, 25 hectares are certified to VietGAP standards, with a total certified output of 11,845 tons/year.

In addition, the province also maintains a 4.5-hectare pangasius seed production facility with VietGAP certification, providing 54 million fingerlings/year. Currently, 100% of intensive pangasius farming areas apply mud pumps, and 18% of pangasius farming areas apply mechanization in feeding and water changing.

In 2024 – 2025, the province continues to expand the development of food-safe pangasius farming according to good, advanced and sustainable aquaculture practices, striving to have an additional 55 hectares/year of water surface for commercial pangasius farming. 


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