Although Việt Nam’s shrimp production has the potential to become the country’s spearhead economy, the sector is facing small-scale production challenges and shrimp breeding stock limitation, said Trần Đình Luân, deputy head of Directorate of Fisheries under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Among 1,800 shrimp breeding stock production bases nationwide, quite a few fail to meet quality and biological safety criteria, the result of poor breeding stock quality management, Luân said.
More than 90 per cent of breeding stock of white-leg shrimps in Việt Nam are imported, while the breed for prawns depends on natural catching, he said.
Sharing the same view, Lê Anh Xuân, president of the board of directors of NG Việt Nam Fishery Company, said that Việt Nam’s shrimp breeding stock production bases are enough in terms of quantity but lack quality, which seriously affects shrimp sector development.
Shrimp breeding technology and infrastructure bases remain weak and incomprehensive, limiting the capacity to produce high-quality shrimp stock that meet biological requirements and at a large production scale. The shrimp quality and prices in the market are uneven, he said.
Source: VietNam News // Original Article