Vietnam: Release tens of millions of aquatic breeds into the natural environment
In support of the "Action Month for Aquatic Resources", in the last few days, millions of breeding animals have been released to the natural environment by many localities across Vietnam.
In Nam Dinh, on the 1st of April 2023, more than 1 million aquatic breeds and parent breeds were released into the sea at Xuan Thuy National Park in Giao Thien commune, Giao Thuy district. Xuan Thuy National Park is an alluvial area located in the south of the Red River estuary, with a total natural area of more than 7,000 hectares. The fertile alluvium of the Red River and the sea has created a wetland with many species of wildlife.
In Binh Thuan, on the same day, at Song Quao lake (Ham Tri commune, Ham Thuan Bac district, Binh Thuan province), the local fisheries industry released about 60,000 baby fish. Also, in Hon Cau Marine Protected Area (Tuy Phong district, Binh Thuan province), about a million fingerlings of black tiger shrimp and 5,000 fingerlings of fingerlings (grouper, cobia) were released into the sea. The stocking activities were carried out without the use of state budget funds but from private sources.
Binh Thuan has a coastline of 192 km, an area of more than 20,000 km2 of internal waters, along with a fairly evenly distributed river system from North to South, creating rich aquatic resources with high economic value. However, the intense and continuous fishing activities, as well as the impacts of climate change, have directly affected the environment, the habitat of many aquatic species, leading to the fact that many species are overexploited with no possibility of recovery.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the strategy of sustainable development of Vietnam's marine economy until 2030 and the strategy of sustainable agricultural and rural development in the period of 2030 will be in focus in 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, the fisheries sector will continue to synchronously implement the tasks and solutions of the Fisheries Development Strategy to 2030, with a vision to 2045.
The year 2022 was a year with many difficulties but with great successes for the fisheries sector. The total farming area was estimated at 1.3 million hectares, in which, the brackish water shrimp farming area was 737 thousand ha. The estimated output of brackish water shrimp farming in 2022 reached 745 thousand tons.
Regarding marine farming, the area was about 9 million m3 cages. The total production was 670 thousand tons, about 3.5%h higher compared to 202, of which, sea fish output was 40,000 tons, lobster's was 2.2 thousand tons, molluscs's was 395 thousand tons, and other objects were about 233 thousand tons. Regarding pangasius, the farming area reached 5,700ha, equal to the same period in 2021, and its output reached 1,712 million tons, about 10.4% higher over the same period in 2021 (1.55 million tons).
In terms of fishing, the total fishing output in 2022 was estimated at 3.86 million tons, about 1.8% lower compared to 2021, in which, marine fishing output was 3.66 million tons, 2% lower compared to that of the year 2021 (3.74 million tons), the domestic catch was 0.198 million tons, 2.8% higher compared to 2021.
With the above results, the total seafood production in 2022 reached 9.06 million tons, an increase of 3.1% compared to 2021. Besides, the growth rate of seafood production value increased by 3% compared to that of 2021. In particular, in 2022, for the first time, the seafood export turnover reached a record number of nearly 11 billion USD, 23.8% higher over the same period in 2021 (8.89 billion USD), 22 .2% higher compared to the plan, in which, the export turnover of brackish water shrimp reached about 4.1-4.2 billion USD, about 13% higher compared to 2021, pangasius's reached 2.35 billion USD (up 70% compared to 2021).
source: collected from the Internet