08:56 | 23/02/2016 Society
The Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau is striving to expand its ecological shrimp farming to 45,000 hectares this year, as the model is considered environmentally friendly and promises high productivity.
Mangrove forests in Ca Mau (Source: VNA)
Ecological shrimp farming is popular in mangrove forests in Nam Can and Ngoc Hien districts.
Ca Mau is home to approximate 80,000 hectares of mangrove forests, which are ideal for raising shrimp.
The farming method, which started in the province in 2000, has helped raise locals’ incomes and protect the environment.
Ca Mau is the country’s largest seafood exporter, accounting for 16 percent of the total value. The province also makes up 30 percent of the country’s total shrimp export value./.