Geoduck raising project, a direction with high economic value

Tuesday, 31/08/2021, 22:15 [GMT+7]

Geoduck raising project, a direction with high economic value

The project "Producting breeders and geoducks on a commercial scale in Khanh Hoa" chaired by Pacific Oyster Nha Trang Co., Ltd. to improve the production process of geoducks with a scale of 20 million breeders/year. Despite some difficulties due to the Covid-19 epidemic, weather and climate, step 1 of the project has been tested and accepted.
The project has a total cost of nearly 5.5 billion VND, including more than 1.2 billion VND from the budget for science, more than 2.1 billion VND of the company; more than 2 billion from joint venture capital under the provincial science and technology project.

The project has a total cost of nearly 5.5 billion VND. In which, the budget for scientific career is more than 1.2 billion VND; company capital is more than 2.1 billion dong; joint venture capital of more than 2 billion VND under the provincial science and technology project.

According to Ha Dang Khoa - Director of Pacific Oyster Nha Trang Co., Ltd., geoducks have economic value because of their nutrition. A geoduck has 82.3% water, 11.63% protein, 0.42% sugar, 1.22% mineral salts and no fat. In addition, their meat contains 18 kinds of amino acids. However, until the project was implemented, the farming of commercial products was only carried out in a small scale, the output did not meet the needs of the market. Therefore, after researching and proposing, the company was approved by the provincial Department of Science - Technology and the provincial People's Committee to implement the project in the period of 2019 - 2021.

 

Harvesting geoducks
Harvesting geoducks

 

Up to now, the project has been initially tested and accepted the manufactured products.

Ngo Van Hanh - leader of Vinh Luong Geoduck Raising Group said that the group has been given free breeders, techniques and experience by the project. In terms of technique, the raisers have mastered the process.

According to Phan Minh Thu, principal researcher of the Institute of Oceanography - the professional support unit for Pacific Oyster Nha Trang Co., Ltd. to implement the project, currently, the project has only been initially accepted for raisers to sell products; the project will be fully accepted and completed in November 2021.

V.L

Translated by T.T