Shrimp farming will be developed into a key industry that is environmentally friendly and can withstand the challenges of climate change.
Such is highlighted in a national action plan on the development of the shrimp industry by 2025. Under Prime Minister Decision 79/QD-TTg of January 18, the plan aims to improve the quality and efficiency of production and competitiveness of Vietnamese shrimp products to bring higher benefits for farmers, businesses and the national economy. The domestic shrimp industry is expected to earn USD 5.5 billion in export value and record an annual average growth of 10.79 percent in the three years to come, including USD 4.5 billion from brackish water shrimp exports.
In the 2021-25 period, a hi-tech shrimp industry and large-sized eco-shrimp farming area will be built. Infrastructure and technical services will be provided in a comprehensive, efficient and sustainable manner. The shrimp industry will reach USD 10 billion in export value and record an annual growth of 12.7 percent. The plan also stresses that the industry must take full advantage of natural conditions, market, processing technology and experts’ experience to gain efficient and sustainable development.
The industry is planned to develop large-scale production areas and use hi-tech and environmentally friendly scientific achievements to increase productivity and product quality. The use of chemicals and antibiotics in all aquaculture modes and stages of processing and circulation of shrimp products will gradually be phased out.
Source: Vietnam Law and Legal Forum magazine, Vietnam News Agency