Approval of the giant freshwater prawn production and export scheme (25-12-2020)
The goal of the scheme is to develop the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) production and export in a sustainable and effective way to meet both export demand and domestic consumption. In addition, this aims to successfully implement the target of the National Action Plan for giant freshwater prawn in Decision No. 79/QĐ-TTg on 18/01/2018 of the Prime Minister.
Specifically, by 2025, giant freshwater prawns with quality assurance are produced and supplied in sufficient quantities from 2 to 3 billion breeds for commercial farming. In particular, 50% of them are all-male giant freshwater prawns. The area of giant freshwater prawn farming reaches 50,000 hectares; production reached 50,000 tons. The value of export turnover reaches 100 million USD (including on-site exports); the growth rate of export turnover reached 14.8% per year.
The scheme also set out the tasks of breeding, commercial farming, trade and market development. Besides, there are groups of solutions to some problems: science and technology, international cooperation and fishery encouragement; management of production and business activities; environmental protection and climate change adaptation; market for giant freshwater prawn products; investment in irrigation infrastructure for the development of giant freshwater prawn farming in the Mekong Delta.