Dong Thap farmers harvests over 5,000 tons of Pangasius fish

Farmers in the Mekong delta province of Dong Thap harvested more than 5,000 tons of Pangasius fish to provide materials for exports and domestic consumption in the first half of January, 2019. 

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

Currently,  the province has more than 1,079 hectares of alluvial area along rivers used for breeding the freshwater fish, of which are around 1,000 hectares of freshwater fish for exports and over 70 hectares for domestic consumption.

According to Nguyen Van Cong, Director of the Dong Thap province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, prices of Pangasius fish hit VND 26,000- 29,000 a kilogram which vary depending on weight, quality and payment method.

With the advantage, breeders could earn a profit of VND 6,000 to VND 11,000 a kilogram.

An average weight of each fish is around 0.7 to 1.2 kilogram. 

Last year, Dong Thap earned VND 8,213 billion (US$ 355 million) in profit with record output of over 470,000 tons from the fish business, up to VND 323 billion (nearly US$ 14 million) in comparison with 2017. This year, the province is expected to reach the output of 530,000 tons. 

VNA- Translated by Huyen Huong

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