Vietnam to become world’s key shrimp producer

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(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam is expected to become one of the world’s top shrimp producers thanks to its positive response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its modern shrimp farming methods, according to industry insiders.

Vietnam to become world’s key shrimp producer - ảnh 1A high-tech shrimp breeding facility in Ba Ria - Vung Tau. Photo: Hoàng Nhị/TTXVN

Robins McIntosh, Executive Vice President of the Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited, the largest integrated producer of aquaculture shrimp in the world, said shrimp production in the world grew 6-7 percent amid COVID-19, despite disruptions to food supplies across the globe. High demand in the long term may possibly prompt shrimp aquaculture to expand 10 percent, he added.

Regarding Vietnam’s shrimp sector, he said output has experienced stable growth through the years, from 5-10 percent annually, even 12 percent, due to radical changes in shrimp aquaculture technologies.