A “non-antibiotic” shrimp farming model managed by Nguyen Thi Thuy in Tien Hai District, Thai Binh Province brings high economic efficiency. The model applies scientific and technical advances, with the use of EM (Effective Microorganisms) in combination with garlic in farming.
Accordingly, with 3.5 hectares of shrimp ponds, Nguyen divided the area into 3 ponds. Each pond has its own waste treatment and filtration system. She uses bioproducts with garlic as shrimp feed. The results are unexpectedly successful. Shrimp has good resistance and grows fast. The productivity increases significantly. When being harvested, shrimp has no antibiotic residues and is disease free.
In 2017, Nguyen’s shrimp farm achieved an output of over 4 tons of shrimp, earning nearly VND500 million in revenue. In 2018, with the increase in farming density, after 3 crops, Nguyen harvested about 10 tons of shrimp, earning nearly VND1 billion. Especially, the pond environment in her farm is always clean and safe thanks to the use of EM with garlic.
Processing, Import and Export:
According to the General Department of Customs, seafood export in the first 7 months of 2019 reached nearly $4.69 billion, down 0.82%. Meanwhile, seafood import increased by 4.4% over the same period last year in 2018.
Pangasius (also known as swai or Tra fish) export reached $1.13 billion, down 5.5%. Shrimp export was at $1.8 billion, down 8% compared to the same period in 2018.
Despite the decline, in the past 7 months, there were also increasing export markets with growth rates compared to last year as follow: Iraq (49.7%), Ukraine (47%), Cambodia (41.8%). Shrimp export to China in the first 7 months of this year reached over $285 million, up 1.7%. Shrimp export to the U.S. also reached $327.4 million, up 5% compared to the same period last year.
In the first 7 months of 2019, seafood import turnover was at over $1.05 billion, up 4.4% compared to 2018. Vietnam imported the most seafood from Norway, India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.
By Sonia LV