Mekong fishing leading to erosion

Intensive shrimp aquaculture and destructive fishing practices have contributed to coastal erosion and reduced biodiversity in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Ben Tre, Vietnam, according to a community-based project carried out in the region.

The project’s community eco-tourism model was implemented in Thanh Phong Commune in Thanh Phu District, 70 kilometres from Ben Tre City.

Erosion in many places in the Mekong Delta, especially Ben Tre and Tra Vinh provinces, has become a serious issue, with 500 hectares of land now eroded along the coast. 

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