Aquaculture exports exceed US$8 bln in 2015

16:53 | 02/02/2015

VGP – Aquatic exports in 2015 are expected to increase and reach more than US$8 billion, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

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In 2014, Viet Nam exported aquatic products to 166 markets, gaining US$7.84 billion, a year-on-year increase of 16.5% and exceeding 12% compared to the goal set for the year (US$7 billion).

The exports of shrimps witnessed the highest increase, posting the growth rate of 27% and accounting for 50.4% of the total export turnover.

The shrimp shipment value of US$3.95 billion included US$2.3 billion from white-leg shrimps, up 46% and US$1.4 billion from common tiger prawns, up 4%.

When Decree No.67/2014/ND-CP dated July 07, 2014, several policies on fishery development took effect, more investments and preferential policies in shipbuilding, insurance and tax have created forces for aquaculture development.

By Thuy Dung