VN farmers switched to Vannamei

In 2013, Vannamei becomes the most important shrimp species cultured in VN.

It is well known that for many years Black Tiger production in Viet Nam has been bigger than other shrimp species (white vannamei, scampi etc.), but situation has changed in 2013. Source from Viet Nam's VASEP recently shows that Vannamei has equalled Black Tiger in its export value between the second and the third quarter of the year, and has surpassed BT value at the end of the third quarter.

According to VASEP's third quarter report, the export value of vannamei during Q1 and Q3 of 2013 as follows.

Switching to Vannamei in VN shrimp production (in USD million)
Black Tiger230,711329,873382,804

See the above values in graph as below:

Source: VASEP: Viet Nam Fisheries Export Report for 3rd Quarter of 2013. P 7

Based on export data, we can safely predict that this trend will continue irreversibly. "Many  farmers in the Mekong Delta provinces have preferred vannamei than black tiger because they have many problems with the Black Tiger, and these have been out of their control", some packers in the Mekong Delta said.