VietNamNet Bridge – Shrimp farming on sandy land has brought profits to the coastal central provinces over the years. But the unplanned and spontaneous expansion of this model is accompanied by the potential of severe negative impacts on economy and environment. Shrimp aquaculture in Phu An Commune, Phu Vang District, Hue City. Shrimp farming has brought profits to the coastal central provinces over the years. — VNA/VNS Photo Ho Cau Shrimp aquaculture on sandy land started in 2000 in some localities at a small scale. Thanks to favourable conditions of land and sea water, aquaculture in coastal provinces has increased sharply in recent years both in terms of area and output. According to the statistics by the Directorate of Fisheries, the area of shrimp farming on sandy land has reached more than 3,000ha across 14 central provinces, generating some 41,700 tonnes per crop. The productivity also increased up to six times with an average of 13-15 tonnes per ha compared to 2-3 tonnes per ha in 2000-02. The yield even is higher in high-tech intensive farming areas with 70-100 tonnes per ha. The successful application of advanced science and technology for production has driven shrimp farming in the central region… Read full this story
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