Heavy rains, spreading diseases harming Vietnam's shrimp output

Published on
August 4, 2022
An aerial view of a high-tech shrimp farm in Vietnam.

Heavy rain, along with the spread of shrimp diseases, have caused damage to more than 1,530 hectares of shrimp farming area in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh in the first seven months of 2022.

This accounted for more than 6 percent of Tra Vinh’s total farming area, which raises both vannamei and black tiger shrimp. As a result of the rains and disease, 3,790 farmers in the province recorded a collective loss of around …

Photo courtesy of Nguyen Quang Ngoc Tonkin/Shutterstock

Contributing Editor reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam

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