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Clean Shrimp Campaign Launched in Ca Mau

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VIET NAM - Local exporters Wednesday launched a campaign in the southernmost province of Ca Mau to promote shrimp farming without the use of chemicals to service both domestic and export markets.

Supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 44 processing businesses and exporters will say no to traders and farmers who use chemicals in breeding shrimp, and inform government agencies about cases where chemicals are being used.

According to Thanhnien News, participants in the campaign will hang banners saying “No to shrimp treated with chemical substances” in their factories next week.

Truong Dinh Hoe, secretary general of Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors, told Thanhnien News that foreign importers have complained about shrimp found with banned residues, affecting the country’s seafood exports in the context of strong competition from other rivals like Thailand.

The campaign aims to create a new image for Vietnamese shrimp in both local and export markets, said Hoe. The association would ask seafood businesses to join the campaign to be expanded to three other provinces in the Mekong Delta, he added.

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