Aquaculture export to reach $13b

Việt Nam’s exports of marine aquaculture produce is expected to reach US$12-13 billion by 2020 and $30-35 billion by 2030, according to the Việt Nam Sea Culture Association. Nguyễn Hữu Dũng, the association’s president, said with its long coastline and more than 3,000 islands and archipelagos, Việt Nam has excellent prospects in marine aquaculture, especially in farming fish, mollusc, and seaweed. Speaking at a workshop on Developing a Sustainable, High Volume, Export-Focused Marine Fish Aquaculture Sector in Southeast Asia in HCM City on May 5, Dũng said since 2012 Việt Nam had been among the top 10 marine aquafarming countries in the world, with its exports increasing significantly.

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