Fisheries production

Fish farming and aquaculture

Environment Hazards of Intensive Shrimp Farming on Mekong Delta

Vietnam either has to change the way it approaches shrimp farming or face the loss of hundreds of hectares of land. Shrimp farmer Nguyen Manh Hung lost his entire farm to erosion in 2016 after a series of ravaging droughts and floods. He and his ...

Mekong Delta records over 12,000ha of damaged crustacean farms in H1

The Mekong Delta provinces saw 12,410ha of giant tiger prawn farms damaged and plagued by diseases in the first six months of 2018, up more than 26 percent against the same period last year. Keep reading ...

Mekong Delta faces a bleaker future than people realize

A combination of negative developments has put at serious risk the viability of Vietnam’s rice bowl as also the source of most of its seafood exports. Keep reading ...

Shortages of material tra fish continue in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

The price of tra fish (pangasius) in the Mekong Delta is increasing amid shortages of breeding fish in the past five months, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Keep reading ...

Mekong clam farmers develop sustainable value chains

Clam farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tien Giang are finding innovative solutions to produce sustainable value chains in an aim to meet international standards. In recent years, declining fishery stocks, disease, and environmental impacts have affected both quantity and quality of clams ...

Prawn to be wild: Mekong giant river shrimp output up

After a long period of decline, the last two years have seen an increase in output of giant river prawns in the Mekong Delta. Giant river prawns are resilient to disease, easy to raise, and require little capital. They also offer high and stable profitability and ...

When There Are No More Fish

Climate change, drought, and development have devastated Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake, which feeds millions across Southeast Asia[]Governments along the Mekong insist dams are necessary to supply electricity to growing populations and industries. The costs are steep. One model, carried out by a team from Stanford ...

Abby Seiff

How Antibiotic-Tainted Seafood From China Ends Up on Your Table

From the air, the Pearl River Delta in southern China’s Guangdong province resembles a mass of human cells under a microscope. Hundreds of thousands of tiny rectangular blocks, all of them shades of green, are clustered between cities and waterways. Keep reading ...

Bloomberg Reporter

Cambodia’s fisheries at risk due to hydropower development on Mekong, MRC warns

Hydropower development will likely deal a serious economic blow to Cambodia, with dire outlooks for its fisheries and rice outputs predicted even under best-case scenarios, according to key findings from the Mekong River Commission (MRC).Keep reading ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

New research shows hydropower dams can be managed without an all-or-nothing choice between energy and food

Nearly 100 hydropower dams are planned for construction along the tributaries and main stem of the Mekong River’s 2,700-mile stretch.[]The University of Washington, Arizona State University and other collaborators have proposed a solution in the Dec. 8 issue of Science that allows dam operators to ...

UW News staff

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