Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Changing aquaculture scene in red river delta, Vietnam

Major changes are taking place in two traditional integrated aquaculture systems, the VAC and wastewater-fed aquaculture in the Red River Delta, Vietnam, especially in peri-urban Hanoi and adjacent provinces, writes Peter Edwards, for the Network of Aquaculture Centres in the Asia-Pacific.

Traditional aquaculture is integrated with other human activity systems as these provided the only available sources of nutritional inputs for farmed aquatic organisms in the past. However, farmers are intensifying to earn more money through introduction of new or improved higher value species, sometimes raised in monoculture, and increasing integration with feedlot livestock and/or using pelleted feed. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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