Pangasius price increases while shrimps continue to decline

Specifically, the price of pangasius material is at the level of 27,000-29,000 VND / kg and Pangasius 2.3 are also priced from 24,000 to 26,000 VND / kg. With this increase, the price of pangasius was higher than 3,500 - 4,000 VND / kg compared to January.
Besides, while the demand for aquaculture is increasing while adverse weather conditions cause fish to lose much, the price of fingerlings has increased. Currently, Pangasius price range from 36,000 to 40,000 VND / kg (size 30 children / kg), increasing from VND10,000 - 12,000 / kg by the end of 2016. With the cost of producing a kylogad seed size of 20,000 - 23,000 VND Farmers earn from 20,000 to 23,000 VND / kg.
Even as of mid-April, Pangasius price exceeded 60,000 VND / kg, so fish farmers earn over VND 30,000 / kg.
Although the price of fingerlings is also high, the price of raw fish is also increasing so the farmers are profitable. The high price of fish while the limited supply has increased the pressure on export processing plants.
Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development also said that the yield of tra fish in the 4 months of 2017 of the Mekong Delta provinces is estimated at 335,300 tons, up 1.3% over the same period. However, due to late stock raising, many ponds do not take advantage of this opportunity. Harvest yields in the provinces with the largest yields decreased compared with the same period last year as An Giang down 6%, Dong Thap down 5.4%.
Beside pangasius, the shrimp farming situation in Cuu Long Delta provinces has slow shrimp farming area due to slow salinity and unfavorable environment, hot and severe weather. At present, small-scale shrimps have been reported due to environmental shock and some white spot disease, acute pancreatic liver necrosis ... However, brackish shrimp farming in these provinces is still relatively high compared with in the same period last year.
Specifically, the area of ​​brackish shrimp farming in the first four months was estimated at 559,900ha, up 7.6%, harvested output is estimated at 55,600 tons, up 3.4%; White shrimp farming area is estimated at 27,000 ha, up 36.2%, estimated output reached 32,400 tons, up 6% over the same period last year.
Currently, farmers in the coastal provinces of the Mekong Delta have started to harvest brackish water shrimp farming in 2017, but the price of shrimp species has decreased compared to before.
For example, in Bac Lieu, the price of black tiger prawns was reduced from VND 240,000 / kg in March to VND 200,000 / kg in this month, about 40 pigs / kg, down from 190,000 VND / kg. VND 150,000 / kg. Price of black tiger prawns is 30,000 and 40 pigs / kg, down 75,000 VND / kg compared to the previous month to 250,000 VND / kg and 190,000 VND / kg.
The prices of 50 and 60 shrimp / kg reduced by 23,000 VND / kg to 135,000 VND / kg and 125,000 VND / kg respectively. Shrimp from Soc Trang Province also reduced prices compared to last month. Black tiger prawns and shrimps of 40 heads / kg to 100 heads / kg started to decrease from 4,000 VND / kg to 10,000 VND / kg depending on size.