Vietnam has unveiled a plan to significantly increase its aquaculture production.
By 2030, aquaculture production will reach 7.0 million tons per year, the Vietnamese government said. By 2025, the total aquaculture production is expected to reach 5.6 million tons per year, with an export value of USD 7.8 billion per year, and the growth rate of aquaculture value of an average of 4.0% per year.
The overall objective of the program is to develop sustainable aquaculture, adapt to climate change, improve productivity, quality, value and competitiveness of aquaculture products and meet the requirements of domestic and export markets.
The plan sets a target to produce over 50% of the local demand for black tiger shrimp broodstock, more than 25% of vannamei broodstock and over 70% of pangasius broodstock.
The program also facilitates investment in essential infrastructure to meet production requirements for more than 30 concentrated aquaculture zones and seed production areas. The program also focuses on applying new techniques for more environmentally friendly aquaculture production, saving fuel, and water, no use of antibiotics, and reducing the use of plastics, among other measures.