Good growing conditions boost Mekong Delta’s shrimp production

Vietnamese shrimp

Vietnam’s has increased the area dedicated to shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta this year. Aligned with much more favorable weather, this greater focus on production led to a dramatic improvement in the region’s harvests for the first eight months.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the region’s whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) production consisted of a 63,600 hectare farming area for January through August 2017, representing…

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