The southernmost province of Ca Mau aims to seek more export markets for its shrimp products through intensifying trade promotion activities as an effort to realise the locality’s export target of 1.1 billion USD in 2017.
The locality is coordinating with ministries, sectors to prepare a shrimp festival in 2018.
Attention will be also paid to building brand name for shrimp products and expanding domestic consumption.
According Chau Cong Bang, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ca Mau continues accelerating agriculture restructuring in the direction of improving added value of products and promoting sustainable development.
The locality focuses on expanding shrimp-farming models with high-productivity meeting VietGap, GlobalGap and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standards in order to produce clean materials for processing for-export shrimp products.
Local seafood processing enterprises will be assisted in applying new technologies to better the quality of their products in order to satisfy the demand of each import market.
In the first six months of this year, Ca Mau’s export turnover hit nearly 420 million USD, up 3.3 percent against the same period last year, mainly contributed by shrimp shipments to the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Canada, Australia, China, Europe and other markets.Source: http://seafood.vasep.com.vn