Bumper harvest spurs Vietnamese shrimp export growth

Vietnam exported USD 2.3 billion (EUR 1.9 billion) worth of shrimp in the first eight months of this year, representing an increase of 21.3 percent year-on-year.

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said that the trade growth is the result of a larger shrimp farming area and the subsequent increase in yield. More than 679,000 hectares (up 4.2 percent) of brackish water was dedicated to shrimp farming in the January through August 2017 period, providing in …

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