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Vietnamese fishery production rises

Vietnamese fishery production rises

Vietnam’s fishery output in the first 8 months reached 5.7 million tons

According to the report of the Directorate of Fisheries, by the end of August 2021, the total fishery production of Vietnam is estimated at 5,692.5 thousand tons (up 1.4% over the same period in 2020), of which the output caught catching 2,704.8 thousand tons (up 0.8%), aquaculture production 2,987.7 thousand tons (up 1.8%).

Output of brackish water shrimp in the first 8 months of this year reached 622.8 thousand tons, up 6.8% over the same period in 2020 (in which, the output of black tiger shrimp reached 187.3 thousand tons, the output of whiteleg shrimp was 187.3 thousand tons, 397.3 thousand tons). The output of pangasius in 8 months reached 932 thousand tons, down 2.0% over the same period in 2020, the rest were other species.

According to the seafood production plan of the Directorate of Fisheries, in 2021, the fishery output will reach a total of 8.6 million tons, of which: aquaculture 4.75 million tons; fishing 3.85 million tons.

Accordingly, the plan for the last 4 months of 2021 is as follows: Total seafood production is 2.9 million tons, of which: aquaculture is 1.75 million tons, fishing is 1.15 million tons.

Source: Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporter and Producers


Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) is a non-governmental organization, based on the principles of voluntary, autonomy and equality. VASEP members include leading Vietnamese seafood producers and exporters with companies providing services in seafood sector. Based on mutual supports, the association was established on June 12th 1998 to coordinate and link enterprises operations, to improve value, quality and competitive capacity of Vietnamese seafood, to enhance source of raw material for seafood export, to represent and to protect legal interests of members.