Mollusca sector to come out of its shell

22:56 | 02/10/2011
The development of mollusca trading has taken a big step forward.

The integrated mollusca breeding development plan to 2020 has been approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

The plan underlines the raising of key molluscas such as oysters, barnacles, arca and sweet snails in fit ecological areas to form integrated areas serving exports and domestic consumption.

Under the plan, the total area for raising molluscas will be 43,360 hectares by 2015, including 26,040ha for oysters, 700ha for sweet snails, 13,010ha for blood arcas, 2,630ha for barnacles and 980ha for the rest.

By 2020, the area will be increased to 55,130ha, of which 32,960ha for oysters, 840ha for sweet snails, 16,100ha for blood arcas, 3,870ha for barnacles and 1,360ha for the remainder.  

 The total output of key molluscas is targeted to fetch 437,940 tonnes by 2015. The  figure by 2020 will be 583,950 tonnes. Export earnings from key molluscas will reach $440 million by 2015 and approximately $746 million by 2020.

Under the plan, developing the breeding of molluscas is divided in ecological areas. All economic sectors are encouraged to invest in breeding integrated goods molluscas, with incentives and preferential treatment available for big players.

Under the plan, all stages such as raising breeds, feeding, purchasing and processing molluscas will be under the food hygiene quality management system, ensuring Vietnamese mollusca products to have competitive advantages for sustainable market expansion.

The plan is also aimed to exploiting and preserving natural mollusca breeds, while creating  breakthroughs in producing artificial high-yield mollusca breeds in order to serve the development of integrated goods mollusca breeding.

Salt-marsh lands and waters, tide waters, coastal alluvial grounds and waist of gulfs will be tapped to diversify modes of breeding molluscas with an aim to increasing the output and contributing to poverty reduction.

The column is cooperated by the MARD’S Investment Promotion Programme 

Priority Programmes and Projects 

I.             Two-shell mollusca harvesting area, food hygiene safety monitor  program

II.            Integrated oyster breeding infrastructure

1.            Integrated breeding area in Dam Ha district, Quang Ninh province

2.            Integrated breeding area in Giao Thuy district, Nam Dinh province

3.            Integrated breeding area in Thai Thuy district, Thai Binh province

4.            Integrated breeding area in Tien Hai district, Thai Binh province

5.            Integrated breeding area in Ninh Binh province

6.            Integrated breeding area in Go Cong Dong district, Tien Giang province

7.            Integrated breeding area in Tan Phu Dong district, Tien Giang province

8.            Integrated breeding area in Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province

9.            Integrated breeding area in Ba Tri district, Ben Tre province

10.          Integrated breeding area in Chau Thanh district, Tra Vinh province

11.          Integrated breeding area in Cau Ngang district, Tra Vinh province

12.          Integrated breeding area in Duyen Hai district, Tra Vinh province

13.          Integrated breeding area in Vinh Chau district, Soc Trang province

14.          Integrated breeding area in Long Phu district, Soc Trang province

15.          Integrated breeding area in Cu Lao Dung district, Soc Trang province

16.          Integrated breeding area in Hoa Binh district, Bac Lieu province

17.          Integrated breeding area in Dong Hai district, Bac Lieu province

18.          Integrated breeding area Ngoc Hien district, Ca Mau province

19.          Integrated breeding area in Nghia Hung district, Nam Dinh province

III.           Integrated arca breeding infrastructure

1.            Integrated breeding area in Phu Tan district, Ca Mau province

2.            Integrated breeding area in Tran Van Thoi district, Ca Mau province

3.            Integrated breeding area in U Minh district, Kien Giang province

4.            Integrated breeding area in Kien Luong district, Kien Giang province

5.            Integrated breeding area in An Minh district, Kien Giang province

IV.          Investing in developing mollusca breeds

1.            Northern mollusca breeds sorting centre in Haiphong

2.            Southern mollusca breeds sorting centre

3.            Van Don integrated mollusca production infrastructure in

Quang Ninh

4.            Integrated mollusca production infrastructure in Nam Dinh

5.            Integrated mollusca production infrastructure in Thai Binh

6.            Integrated mollusca production infrastructure in Ninh Binh

7.            Integrated mollusca production infrastructure in Ben Tre

8.            Kien Luong integrated mollusca production in Kien Giang

By Kieu Linh

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