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 13 National Aquatic and Wildlife Day. The event was witnessed by the Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Bounkhouang Khambounheuang.

Dr Lasay said at the fish releasing ceremonies held at Nongkhamsen wetland between 1994 and 2020, over 30 million fingerlings have been released throughout the municipality, and another 2 million would be released later this year.

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