Quang Tri province: Focus on investing in sustainable shrimp farming (14-05-2018)
Quang Tri province is concentrating its resources to develop sustainable shrimp farming in the coastal area, where were damaged by the marine environment incident two years ago. Of which, shrimp is one of the main products being selected as one of the national key products.
According to Quang Tri province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, by 2020, the province strives to the stabilize the shrimp farming area by 1,500 hectares, bringing the shrimp production of about 6,800 tons , with value of over VND 600 billion. Of this figure, black tiger shrimp farming area is 500 hectares, yielding 1,300 tons, and the other 1,000 hectares of white leg shrimp farming, with production of about 5,500 tons. By 2025, province makes effort to build shrimp concentrated cultivation areas with additional value reaching more than VND 770 billion.
To achieve this goal, Quang Tri province has been building organic shrimp farming, ecological farming and extensive farming in some communes of Trieu Phong, Gio Linh, Vinh Linh districts. For intensive and semi - intensive shrimp culture, they are raised in coastal sandy areas in Vinh Linh, Gio Linh, Trieu Phong and Hai Lang districts.
In addition, province also concentrates on applying high-tech for shrimp culture such as using greenhouse to culture shrimp, using biofloc technology, applying VietGap standards, etc. It is important to not use chemicals and antibiotics in all farming methods as well as in the chain of production and consumption. Province also organizes to link smallholders into groups, and encourages business invest in high-tech for raising shrimp.
Two years after the incident, shrimp farming in the coastal province of Quang Tri has been revived. In the first four months of this year, Quang Tri province cultivated nearly 2,000 tons of aquatic products, of which shrimp was major. According to Mr. Ho Xuan Duc, Vice Chairman of People's Committee of Trieu Van commune, Trieu Phong district, the sea environment has recovered, so local people needed capital to invest in production.