In the first 11 months of 2022, the export turnover of aquatic products and seafood in the province reached 129.4 million USD, up 16.5% over the same period last year. The province's seafood exports have contributed to the country's record increase in seafood exports in 2022.
High-tech shrimp farming model in Nhon Trach district is currently leading in terms of income. Photo: Phan Anh
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers has just held a "Celebration of seafood exports reaching USD 10 billion". It is expected that by the end of 2022, Vietnam's seafood exports will reach the finish line with the figure of USD 11 billion, an increase of 25% compared to 2021. This is a historical record of Vietnam's seafood industry after more than 20 years of participating in the world market
Reaching the highest record in the past 20 years
Vietnam's seafood export has grown impressively and is expected to reach a historic record in Vietnam's seafood industry after more than 20 years of participating in the world market. According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, Vietnam's seafood exports in 11 months of 2022 reached USD 10.2 billion, up nearly 28% over the same period in 2021. Thus, this is the first time. seafood exports to exceed USD 10 billion in a year. It is expected that by the end of 2022, Vietnam's seafood exports will reach the goal of USD 11 billion, up 25% compared to 2021.
On the world seafood export map, Vietnam is the third largest exporter, accounting for over 7% market share in the world market, just behind China and Norway.
Particularly for Dong Nai province, the export turnover of aquatic products and seafood in the first 11 months of 2022 reached 129.4 million USD, up 16.5% over the same period last year. It is estimated that fishery production in the month of Lunar New Year will reach 6.7 thousand tons, including 167 tons of shrimp and 6.5 thousand tons of fish.
What is more remarkable is that the seafood industry achieved the above records in terms of production and export that faced many difficulties due to the consequences of the post-Covid-19 epidemic, the broken international supply chains had not yet occurred. fully restored. In particular, high inflation reduces purchasing power in markets that are consuming traditional Vietnamese seafood. Besides, the increase in commodity prices for the seafood sector, especially the continuously increasing price of aqua feeds, etc., has caused a lot of difficulties for both farming, processing and exporting seafood activities. Recently, exchange rate fluctuations, world economic recession, high inflation; The growing competitive pressure on the world market also significantly affects seafood export activities.
Applying high technology to production
According to Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the province Cao Tien Sy, Dong Nai is an inland province with a rich system of rivers and lakes, so besides the strength of farming both freshwater and brackish water. Particularly for brackish shrimp farming, farmers are interested in applying high technology, which has brought economic efficiency and increased production value on arable land.
Specifically, in the first 11 months of 2022, the value of seafood production in the province reached more than VND 2.55 trillion, an increase of more than 4.8% compared to the same period last year, much higher than the average growth rate. The overall value of agricultural, forestry and fishery production in the province is 3.94%. In which, the value of aquaculture production reached more than VND 2.4 trillion, an increase of over 5% over the same period last year. Aquaculture models in the province are also quite diverse.
Most impressively, many localities of the province are promoting the application of high technology in the field of aquaculture, contributing to a breakthrough development in this industry. Mr. Nguyen Van Nhan, Head of Economic Division of Nhon Trach district said that the local strength is developing brackish water aquaculture, especially shrimp farming. Currently, the total area of shrimp farming in the district is nearly 1.7 thousand hectares. In which, the whole district has hundreds of hectares of intensive shrimp farming and high-tech application of intensive shrimp farming. The locality is continuing to actively support farmers to switch to a model of high-tech application in intensive shrimp farming; attract investors in high-tech shrimp farming.
High-tech shrimp farming model, farmers have good control of seed, reduce the rate of seed loss, disease safety is guaranteed, the amount of food is just enough according to shrimp's needs and especially good handling of manure. shrimp on the bottom of the pond, ensuring the environment in aquaculture. Thanks to the application of high-tech shrimp farming, profits are much higher than that of traditional shrimp farming.
Determining that aquaculture is a strength that needs to be invested in the coming time, the provinces of the province are implementing many policies to focus on investing in infrastructure for aquaculture areas such as roads, electricity irrigation system to serve production requirements. Thereby, in order to attract and encourage businesses, organizations and individuals with conditions to invest in high technology in order to fully exploit the value, potential and advantages of local agricultural production