Down in pangasius production in Mekong Delta

Through July 2014, pangasius farming areas in Mekong Delta, Vietnam accounted for 6.200 hectares with estimated production of 598 million tons..

Through July 2014, pangasius farming areas in Mekong Delta, Vietnam accounted for 6.200 hectares with estimated production of 598 million tons. As the report of the Deparment of Agriculture and Rural Development, the pangasius production of almost Mekong Delta’s provinces is decreasing when compared to the same period  last year. The main reasons are still the low prices of raw fish and disease as the erratic weather.

Raw fish prices in this month range from 20,500-21,500 VND/ kg, down 3,000 VND/ kg compared with the previous month, the cost of production 22,500-23,500 VND/ kg. With this prices, the farmers lose from 1500-2000 VND/ kg.