Seafood export turnover expected to reach 8.8 billion USD
(12/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)
In 2019, Vietnam's total
fisheries output is estimated at over 8.1 million tons, of which capture
fisheries is 3.707 million tons and aquaculture is 4.3 million tons. It is
expected that the seafood export turnover will reach 8.8 billion USD, making an
important contribution to the country's economic development, improving
livelihoods, stabilizing fishermen's life.
This information was stated
at the conference to discuss solutions to protect and develop fisheries resources
under the Fisheries Law 2017, held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural
Development (MARD) on December 19, in Hanoi.
According to MARD, besides positive
results, Vietnam's fisheries sector has faced many difficulties and challenges
such as the decline of marine and inland fisheries resources; pollution of
plastic waste, pollution of habitat of aquatic species due to the development
of a number of economic sectors (industry, tourism, etc); degradation of
aquatic ecosystems (coral ecosystem, seagrass ecosystem, etc).
MARD will continue to
propagate to individuals and organizations assigned to manage aquatic resources
and people engaged in capture fisheries to sign commitments to comply with law
provisions on exploitation and protection of aquatic resources; mobilize owners
of establishments that buy, process and trade in aquatic products to commit not
to trade in or capture endangered, precious and rare aquatic species.