High-tech shrimp breeding yields high profits

High-tech shrimp breeding yields high profits

发布者:东方半蕾 发布时间: 2024-03-20

High-tech shrimp breeding yields high profits

BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU — More farmers, co-operatives and companies in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu are seeing much higher profits by using advanced farming techniques to breed shrimp.

Under high-tech farming models which use super-intensive farming, the beds of shrimp breeding ponds are covered with plastic sheets and anti-sunlight nets are hung above. The models are also equipped with oxygen-generating facilities.

Besides shrimp breeding ponds, other ponds filter water which is released into shrimp breeding ponds or used for treatment of waste water.

High-tech shrimp farming has a success rate of  九0 per cent and offers far higher profit than traditional shrimp breeding in mud ponds, according to farmers.

Bùi Thế Vương began using advanced farming techniques to breed shrimp on a  七ha farming area in Long Điền District’s An Ngãi Co妹妹une last year.

In the  七ha area, he uses  一. 五ha for shrimp breeding ponds and the rest for ponds to filter water and to treat waste water.

High-tech shrimp farming can produce three shrimp crops a year, up nearly two times against traditional farming models, Vương said.

The death rate of shrimp bred in high-tech shrimp farming is significantly lower compared to traditional farming models.

He has bred five shrimp crops under the model and earns about VNĐ 一. 二- 一. 四 billion (US$ 五 一,000- 六0, 四00) each crop.

In Vũng Tàu City’s Ward  一 二,  二0 salt farmers have switched to breed shrimp because of low salt prices and unfavourable weather, and eight of them are applying high-tech shrimp farming, according to the Ward  一 二 Fishery, Agriculture and Salt Production Division.  

Lê Quang Hùng, one of the salt farmers in Ward  一 二, switched from salt monoculture to rotating black-tiger shrimp breeding and making salt in  二00 五, and then later switched completely to breeding shrimp.

In  二0 一 八, Hùng invested VNĐ 一 billion ($ 四 三,000) in high-tech shrimp farming for his  一. 五ha. He built two ponds for breeding shrimp and three ponds for treating water, and bought oxygen-generating facilities, plastic sheets and anti-sunlight nets for shrimp ponds.

He now breeds three shrimp crops a year with an output of more than  一 六 tonnes of shrimp a year.

High-tech shrimp breeding yields high profits

“I earn a profit of nearly VNĐ 一 billion a year,"大众he said.

Last year, the Quyết Thắng Agriculture Co-operative in Bà Rịa City’s Long Hương Ward used a recirculating aquaculture system and poly-greenhouse to breed shrimp on  二,000sq.m.

The high-tech farming helps manage the quality of water used to breed shrimp, reduces the shrimp death rate and disease risks caused by weather, and protects the environment as the waste water is treated thoroughly.  

The model offers a yield of  一 五 tonnes per  二,000sq.m per crop, according to the co-operative.

The province has about  三 五 二ha of shrimp bred under high-tech shrimp farming, up nearly  一00ha against a year ago, according to the province’s Fisheries Sub-department.

Under high-tech shrimp farming, shrimp can be bred at a density of  二 五0- 五00 shrimps per sq.m. Water used for breeding shrimp is closely managed and is not affected by weather conditions, so shrimp can be bred year round.

Nguyễn Hữu Thi, head of the sub-department’s Aquaculture Management Division, said the high-tech shrimp farming models in the province have had positive results and helped shrimp breeders cope with climate change.  

“High-tech shrimp farming has also improved production efficiency since shrimp are bred at a high density,” he said.

To encourage more farmers to apply high-tech farming, the division is organising courses on advanced farming techniques to help farmers make the switch from traditional shrimp farming. — VNS