Agriculture and fishing

Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Many fishing boats in Mekong Delta stay ashore

Many localities in the Mekong Delta are currently undergoing social distancing according to Directive No.16 of the Prime Minister, so trade activities of seafood products encounter difficulties, dragging prices down, causing many fishing boats to operate ineffectively. Besides, the fishing grounds are increasingly depleted, and ...

By Tan Thai – Translated by Thanh Nha

Left With Fish Too Small to Sell in Cambodia’s Mekong River Basin

Thousands have lost their homes and livelihoods since the completion of one of Asia’s widest dams, the Lower Sesan 2, in Cambodia’s Mekong River Basin. Built as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the dam, which spans well over six kilometers, has cut off vital migration ...

Birgit Schwarz and John Sifton

Ca Mau province acts to better protect environment in aquaculture

The southernmost province of Ca Mau currently has more than 300,000 ha of aquaculture area, including over 158,000 ha of extensive shrimp farming and nearly 8,600 ha of intensive shrimp farming. However, experts said that if local farmers fail to adopt strict environmental protection measures in aquaculture, it ...

VNA

Vientiane releases millions of fish to ensure food security

Vientiane plans to release an additional two million fish back into the river to meet the government’s goal of releasing 58 million fish this year to ensure food security. This was informed by the Director of Vientiane Agriculture and Forestry Department, Dr Lasay Nouanthasing, on July ...

Times Reporters

Fishermen call for river pollution to be addressed

Members of a large fishing community in Naxab village, Naxaithong district, Vientiane, are appealing to authorities to address the problem of farms dumping animal waste in the Khon River, which they say is creating a threat to fishing. The polluted river affects some 1,648 people who ...

Times Reporters

Min of Agriculture responds to allegations of loss of fisheries

The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday responded to criticism and accusations by opposition groups and the media that the decline and loss of fish production is due to the incompetence of the Ministry, the Fisheries Administration and local officials. The criticism also raised concerns over illegal deforestation, ...

Son Minea

Norway and Vietnam agree major aquaculture co-operation

NORWAY and Vietnam have agreed to work closer together on the development of industrial scale aquaculture. The two countries, both major fish farming nations, took part in a special webinar at the weekend. Norway is of course well known as the world’s largest salmon farmer, while ...

Vince McDonagh

Fishermen resort to illegal methods to make ends meet

With Covid-19 rearing its head along the Mekong River, desperate fishermen have been resorting to illegal methods during the closed season to feed their families. Om Savath, an executive director of Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT) – a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working on fisheries, environmental issues, ...

Mao Chanvireak

Faced with climate challenges, Vietnamese rice farmers switch to shrimp

For years, Ta Thi Thanh Thuy toiled on a sliver of land sandwiched between the Mekong River and the South China Sea, a region widely known as Vietnam’s rice bowl, to grow the prized grain. But Thuy, along with many of her neighbours, has over the ...

Khanh Vu

'Nature - based' farming a winner in Delta

Over the past three years, Kiên Giang Province, the Mekong Delta’s largest rice producer, has restructured cultivation methods on more than 24,000ha of rice fields to adapt to climate change and improve farmers’ incomes. The farmers, who had typically planted two or three rice crops a year, switched to either rotating the ...

Tôn Ánh Thu

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