MARITIME ECONOMY

Southernmost coastal province applies new measures to tap aquatic resources

TTXVN-VNA | 20-12-2016 | 16:42 |

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Ca Mau (VNA) – Over the years the southernmost coastal province of Ca Mau has taken numerous measures with advanced technology to raise its aquatic output, especially shrimp. 

Bordering the sea from three dimensions with a coastline of 254 km and fishing ground of over 80,000 sq.km, Ca Mau is considered one of the localities with great potential for aquaculture development in the country.

As of July 2016, the province’s aquatic products had been exported to over 40 countries and territories with estimated revenue of 3.7 billion USD.

Currently, its annual aquatic production hits more than 441,000 tonnes, with shrimp accounting for 34 percent.

Aside from shrimp, crab and fish, Ca Mau province is also developing high-valued aquatic products. Accordingly, it will start raising clams in Khai Long beach, expand fish cages in Chuoi Islet and breed oyster in coastal areas


Besides aquaculture, seafood catching is also considered one of the spearhead economy. Ca Mau currently has over 4,770 fishing boats, with total capacity of 546,130 CV, including 1,000 small-scale ones.

Aquaculture development has greatly contributed to boosting the province’s economic growth, reducing poverty and improving the lives of locals, especially those in rural and coastal areas. It helps turn Ca Mau into the largest aquatic exporter of the country./.

 


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