Output of aquatic products reaches over 8.4 million tonnes in 2020

Vietnam is estimated to have produced over 8.4 million tonnes of aquatic products in 2020, up 1.9% over 2019, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Of the total, 3.84 million tonnes came from fishing, up 2.5% over the same period last year and 4.56 million tonnes came from farming, an increase of 1.4% over the same period in 2019.

The production of aquatic products has recovered after Vietnam brought the COVID-19 pandemic under control, according to the MARD.

Regarding fishing, localities across the country have promoted sustainable offshore exploitation, restructured fishing activities and used means appropriate to the reserves of aquatic resources; as well as restructuring and modernising fishing fleets, offshore fishing logistic vessels and technologies of exploitation, preservation and processing...

In terms of aquaculture, provinces and cities focused on the planning of aquaculture areas with key species; proceeding to develop farming at sea; adjusted farming structures in an appropriate manner, and developed concentrated shrimp and fish farming areas that apply high and environmentally friendly technologies.