Vietnam strives to earn 11 billion USD from aquatic exports by 2020, including 5.5 billion USD from the shipment of farmed products.
The target was revealed by the Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at a press briefing in Hanoi on March 20 on the occasion of the sector’s Traditional Day (April 1, 1959-2014).
According to the General Statistics Office, in 2013, the aquatic sector pocketed 6.7 billion USD from exports, a year-on-year increase of 10.1 percent.
The output of aquatic products rose from some 1 million tonnes in 1990 to nearly 6 million tonnes at present, including 2.7 million tonnes of caught products and 3 million tonnes of farmed products.
At the event, the directorate’s officials also said Vietnam prioritises growing shrimp and tra fish which are of high economic values.