Fisheries production

Fish farming and aquaculture

New Reports Point to Dams 'Stressing' Cambodia's Mekong River Fisheries

Kong Kim, a fisherman in Cambodia’s northeast, is worried about the next few years. “I am concerned that there will be no fish in the future,” the 62-year-old told VOA Khmer earlier this week. “Fish are now less and less.” Once he could fish the Mekong River ...

Sun Narin

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

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

Famous Tha Heua Fish Market Faces Abandonment Following Expressway Opening

Vang Vieng’s Tha Heua Market faces total abandonment after the expressway has caused motorists to bypass it when traveling to the resort town. According to a report by Vientiane Times, Tha Heua Market, popular with motorists entering Vang Vieng, is rapidly losing customers, with many vendors shutting down ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Low water levels in Mekong, tributaries affect fish farming

Water levels in the Mekong river and its tributaries in this northeastern border province are very low compared to past years, jeopardising the livelihoods of farmers who raise fish in baskets, according to local media reports. In Muang district, water in the Mekong river is now ...

PATTANAPONG SRIPIACHAI

Tra fish farmers in Mekong Delta suffer losses

From the beginning of the year, tra farmers in An Giang have harvested more than 250,700 tons of fish in 705 hectares.   The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday said that the prices of the fish presently are fluctuating from VND16,500 to VND18,000 per ...

Huynh Loi - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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 ...

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