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Vietnam has a coastline over 3,200 kilometers with many large estuaries and coastal wetland favorable for the growth of various aquatic species. The country therefore poses a great potential for aquaculture development. Vietnam fisheries sector has made great strides since the implementation of the national aquaculture development strategy to 2020. It grew exponentially and restructured itself in a sustanable manner shifting from the exploitation of natural resources to cultivating them in the existing water surface with the available workforce for the sake of production expansion and resource protection.Vietnam people has grown aquatic species for generations. Black tiger prawn and whiteleg prawn are the main culture species in the brackish and marine waters occupying large area and yielding significant production value, creating considerable employment for the rural and coastal residents. Along with the economic restructuring in the fisheries sector with the help of the scientists, shrimp farmers have been able to develop artificial shrimp seed production processes, cure multiple diseases and master various farming techniques such as intensive, extensive in organic farming. Together, they form shrimp farming movement across the country from Mong Cai to Ca Mau. As the movement evolved, the former ministry of fisheries quickly instructed authorities in major shrimp producing provinces to help enterprises build a series of seafood export processing plants in the coastal provinces of the central as well as in Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Kien Giang and Ca Mau provinces. Vietnam became one of the world's top ten seafood exporters in a little more than ten years. The country's seafood exports reached over US$ 6 billion in 2011 contributed largely by shrimp.