Regarding aquaculture, as of September 24, 2019, the brackish water shrimp farming area reached 705,209 ha (an increase of 0.5% compared to the same period in 2018), of which the area of tiger shrimp farming was 606,661 hectares. , area of farming vannamei is 98,548 ha. The harvest yield reached 504,413 tons (an increase of 6.2% over the same period in 2018), of which, the production of black tiger shrimp was 181,585 tons, the output of whiteleg shrimp was 322,828 tons.
According to the assessment of the General Department of Fisheries, the whole country continues to be affected by climate change. The weather is erratic, the rain lasts, the temperature rises, the salinity rises .... make pond environment bad changes, affect health and make shrimp susceptible to disease outbreak. Therefore, depending on specific conditions, shrimp farmers need to apply synchronous solutions on pond management and care such as water environment management, food management and pathogens contributing to farming. and reduce production costs, and recommend shrimp farmers to adhere to the seasonal schedule according to the annual recommendations of specialized agencies.
For pangasius, the cumulative farming area as of September 21, 2019 is 5,703 ha (an increase of 1553 ha, equivalent to 37% compared to the same period in 2018), the cumulative harvested area till September 21, 2019 is 3,449 hectares (up 30.9% over the same period in 2018). The cumulative output reached 891,597 tons (an increase of 2.9% compared to the same period of 2018). Thus, compared to the same period in 2018, although the farming area, harvest area and output increased by 23-30%, the harvest output increased only slightly by 2.9%. Therefore it can be identified that farmers are currently harvesting small-sized fish. The reason for the small size fish collection may be due to small fillet orders or fish farmers want to minimize the risk of falling fish prices. Besides, the farming area in September tended to decrease compared to August 2019.
Regarding fishery exploitation, in the third quarter of 2019, due to the impacts of 2 storms No. 3 (Wipha and Danas) and the relatively strong southwest monsoon, somewhat affected the fishing activities of the fishermen. people. However, taking advantage of stable sea weather, fishing vessels and fishing net catch the sea and produce good results. Specifically, the fishing output in September reached 251 thousand tons, bringing the total fishing production in 9 months of 2019 to 2,850.9 thousand tons.
Regarding exports, according to the preliminary data of the General Department of Customs, the value of seafood export turnover in the first half of September (from September 1 to September 15, 2019) reached US $ 318.7 million, equaling 91.7 % over the same period in 2018. Accumulated export turnover in the first 9 months reached US $ 5,813.9 million, equal to 97.9% over the same period, reaching 55.4% of the plan.
Notably, in August and September 2019, shrimp exports fell slightly after an increase in July, reaching US $ 352.9 million. In the first eight months of 2019, shrimp export value reached US $ 2.1 billion, down 7% compared to the same period last year. Shrimp exports are expected to change more positively in the last months of the year. Market demand inched up, shrimp production and domestic and world shrimp prices improved, creating momentum for shrimp exports in the last months of the year. Meanwhile, pangasius exports as of August 30 reached US $ 1.3 billion, down about 7% compared to the same period in 2018. According to the recommendation, processing enterprises should proactively supply pangasius materials from by the end of the year, avoiding material shortages. Expected, Pangasius export turnover decreased by 10% compared to the same period in 2018.