Vietnam yields over 2.6 million tonnes of aquatic products in nine months

Vietnam yields over 2.6 million tonnes of aquatic products in nine months (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam recorded over 2.6 million tonnes of aquatic products in the first nine months of 2017, a year-on-year rise of 5.2 percent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

In January-September, the central provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, and Khanh Hoa caught 15,320 tonnes of ocean tuna, up 9.1 percent against the same period last year.

The Mekong Delta harvested 998,000 tonnes of tra fish, a year-on-year increase of 9.8 percent. Dong Thap and Can Tho still led in output with 390,000 tonnes (up 18.7 percent) and 134,000 tonnes (up 13.5 percent), respectively.

In the nine-month period, the total shrimp output reached more than 468,000 tonnes, up 27.1 percent year-on-year.-VNA