Kien Giang’s aquatic production exceeds over 10% of year’s plan

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Quang Trong Thao, Vice Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that the catching volume exceeded 572,000 tonnes, while the output of aquaculture is 264,105 tonnes.

Notably, the province produced 92,490 tonnes of shrimp in the year, up 11.7 percent year on year.

He said that the province is re-organising its fishing activities towards reducing small vessels and increasing large capacity fleet.

Meanwhile, the province has focused on transferring aquatic farming technology to farmers, especially in shrimp breeding, while applying Semi-biofloc and Biofloc technologies in shrimp farming, thus raising the productivity from 10-12 tonnes per hectare to 30-50 tonnes per hectare.

The province will expand industrial shrimp farming areas, especially in the Long Xuyen quadrilateral area, while switching ineffective rice fields to the model of shrimp-rice farming.

Along with the improvement of infrastructure system, the province will work to enhance the quality of varieties, feed and disease control in aquatic farming, said Thao.

He added that Kien Giang will also support fishermen to promote efficiency of fishing activities in parallel with guiding them on the preservation of fishery resources, while rolling out measures to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) in line with the recommendations of the European Commission (EC)./.


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