vIn July 2020, the weather continued to be hot, affecting the growth and development of aquatic species. Regarding aquatic breeds production, hatcheries continue to produce and nurture freshwater fish and brackish water aquatic breeds: mussels, clams, goby fish. Total breeds production is estimated at 12,786 million, reaching 99.3% of the year plan; of which freshwater fisheries 940 million, brackish water fisheries 11,846 million. The total of tiger shrimp and whiteleg shrimp imported into the province is estimated to be about 800 million.
About aquaculture: cultured species that reach commercial size continue to be harvested that are safe, no disease occurs. At present, the whole Nam Dinh province has 100% of freshwater farming area about 2,400 ha of tiger shrimp and 550-600 ha of whiteleg shrimp. Estimated output harvested by the end of July 2020 is 60,865 tons (equal to 54.6% of the plan, up 7.1% over the same period in 2019); The output of freshwater farming is estimated at 28,305 tons in particular, while the brackish farming is estimated at 32,560 tons.
In July, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nam Dinh province instructed the completion of dossiers and issued the Certificate of eligibility to produce and nurture aquatic breeds for 01 hatchery; Until July 20, there has issued certification of key farming species for 145 hatcheries/600 ponds and tanks. In addition, the department also sent executives to participate in training courses on the deployment of breeds database software, aquatic feed, training in technical assessment and certification of aquaculture hatcheries satisfying food safety requirements and sampling aquatic products.
About exploiting aquatic products: The output of capture fisheries by the end of July 2020 is estimated at 37,901 tons, equal to 68.9% of the plan. In which 36,982 tons from the sea; 919 tons capture of fresh water. In July, fishing licenses were issued to 51 fishing vessels. Total number of operating licenses is 660/1804 vessels (equivalent to 37%); Continuing to supervise the installation of cruise monitoring equipment for 12 fishing vessels. The total number of fishing vessels with cruise monitoring equipment installed is 378/515 (74%). In addition, The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nam Dinh has monitored and processed cruise monitoring data through the fishing vessel monitoring system, detecting 04 turns of fishing vessels losing signals at sea (less than 10 days) and 02 of fishing vessels lost signals at sea (over 10 days).
About fishing vessels and fishing logistics: On July 31st, 2020, there were 2,172 fishing vessels with a total capacity of 292,769 in the whole province. The total number of direct workers at sea is 6,283 people. The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nam Dinh has conducted a review of certificates for captains and chief engineers of fishing vessels; marking the number plate and painting the ship's cabin according to regulations; coordinating with border posts and stations in inspecting the compliance of maritime registration and maritime safety; checking fishermen's crew books before capturing at sea. Carrying the registration and registry for 69 fishing vessels in the province; registry for 19 fishing vessels of Thai Binh province; revocation of registration of 01 fishing vessel from Giao Thuy district for sale to Thai Binh.
Strive to successfully complete the task of August
In order to contribute to the successful completion of the task in August 2020, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nam Dinh has proposed the Heads of Associated Divisions, the Heads of the District Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development and the City Economic Division to perform well the assigned tasks.
For Departmental Units: (1) The Fisheries Department coordinates with other units in the industry, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the districts, the City Economic Division to grasp the situation of breeds production and nurturing of hatcheries, progress of stocking, growth of cultured species. Environmental monitoring plan is implemented. Requirements and issue certificates of eligibility are examined to produce and nurture aquatic breeds to step up the registration of key farming species. Promoting the issuance of fishing licenses. Carrying the registration and registry of fishing vessels according to regulations. (2) The fisheries inspection and control office strengthens the control of IUU fishing at Ninh Co fishing port. (3) Relevant units based on their functions and tasks, develop and implement plans, ensure strict management of activities related to the fisheries sector (assigned to manage in the province). (4) The center for seafood breeds and the center for special aquatic breeds based on the actual situation, continues to develop breeds production of all kinds to ensure quantity and quality to serve the demand of breeders.
In August 2020, The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nam Dinh province also requested the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of districts and the City Economic Division to strengthen inspection and grasp the situation of production, nursing and stocking on the field, discussing promptly difficulties and irregularities in the process of taking care of the cultured objects in order to have timely solutions. The department continues to propagate and guide hatcheries and aquaculture hatcheries to implement the provisions of the Fisheries Law 2017. In addition, the department also advise the organization of propaganda and implementation of the commitment about ensuring food safety according to Decision No. 44/2019/QD-UBND dated November 21, 2019 of the Provincial People's Committee on Regulations on assignment and decentralization of Appraisal and Management Agencies for the Food Safety Department (under the management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) in Nam Dinh province.
Farmers will be advised to plan before the rainy and flooding season to prevent and reduce damage: Strengthening and repairing pond banks and barriers to avoid product loss. Regularly monitor and update the weather to take timely action before the flood occurs. Breeders should add vitamin C and minerals to feed for shrimp farming; increase the use of probiotics to treat pond organic waste and toxic gases. For clam culture: The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nam Dinh recommends that farmers do not stock and harvest aquatic products in the rainy and flood season as soon as the cultured species reach commercial size; In particular, farmers are warned to do not to stay in the watchtower when heavy rain and storm occurs.