Vietnam wants to boost bivalve mollusk farming

Due to dwindling fish resources, Vietnam is considering to raise more fish in cages at sea..

Due to dwindling fish resources, Vietnam is considering to raise more fish in cages at sea.

Different from many others kind of seafood, bivalve mollusks do not cause pollution to marine environment, so that farmers should focus on them, said Mr. Nguyen Hue Dung-Vice Chairman of Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). The government offers more investments and incentive measures to develop marine aquaculture.

Vietnam is exporting its bivalve mollusk to 42 global markets. According to VASEP, through May 2014, the item brought back more than US$31.2 million for Vietnam.