Export of aquatic products estimated at record $11B

By Vietnam News Agency   December 27, 2022 | 07:18 pm PT
Export of aquatic products estimated at record $11B
Fishermen at work in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province. Photo by VnExpress/Xuan Ngoc
Vietnam’s aquatic products are expected to earn about a record $11 billion from export this year, up 23.8% annually and 22% compared to the plan, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien.

He revealed the figures during a recent conference of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)’s Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries (DoF) to review its 2022 activities and launch 2023 tasks.

According to the DoF, the sector’s total output expanded by 3.1% from 2021, reaching 9.06 million tonnes, surpassing the annual average growth during 2021-2030 period under the Vietnamese fisheries development strategy till 2030 with a vision to 2045.

Next year, the sector strives to maintain the total area of aquaculture at 1.3 million ha.

It target harvesting about 8.74 million tonnes of aquatic products, or 96.7% from that in 2022. Of which, roughly 3.58 million tonnes will be caught and 5.16 million tonnes be grown. The total export of aquatic products will be approximately $10 billion.

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