Agriculture and fishing

Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Better policies needed to develop ocean economy

Việt Nam’s marine science and technology resources remain limited, while businesses face difficulties accessing new production technologies due to high costs.Based on the need for sustainable development of the national marine economy, Việt Nam issued Resolution No. 36-NQ/TW in 2018, on a strategy for the sustainable development ...

Marine plastic waste an urgent issue in coastal Vietnam

Vietnam needs to carry out practical measures to manage and reduce marine plastic waste to ensure sustainable development of the fishery industry, according to experts at a workshop held in Hanoi on Wednesday.The workshop was held by the Vietnam’s Institute of Fisheries Economics and Planning and ...

US funds Mekong Delta coastal habitat protection

A project to conserve coastal habitats in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta has been launched with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project, called the Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project, was announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam in ...

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Mekong Delta long-term future relying on renewables

The latest draft of the country’s Power Development Plan 8 (PDP8) puts focus on renewable energy development – however, the Mekong Delta should see more attention in the development of renewables to protect its assets in the long run.In the view of Le Anh Tuan – ...

Nature reserve founded in Thua Thien-Hue province

The Tam Giang-Cau Hai Wetlands Nature Reserve has been founded following a decision by the Chairman of the People’s Committee of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.The reserve foundation aims to restore the habitats and important ecological systems, biodiversity and aquatic resources, while developing the ...

Stronger actions urged to reduce plastic waste in aquaculture sector

Experts and researchers gathered at a national conference held in the central city of Da Nang on October 20 to discuss measures to reduce ocean debris from aquaculture activities. The conference delivered a detailed report on environmental pollution in 11 protected marine areas, providing important statistics ...

Vietnam begins to realise marine aquaculture potential

Coastal aquaculture is being developed in many localities but the output is very small compared to the country’s potential, experts have said. The most popular species are fish, bivalve molluscs and crustacean species besides seaweed. Marine aquaculture is small in scale and lacks infrastructure, and faces many ...

Plan to boost conservation, sustainable exploitation of aquatic resources

A plan is being built by the Directorate of Fisheries with a view to promoting the conservation, development and sustainable exploitation of aquatic resources.This plan will assess the current protection, conservation, rehabilitate, development and exploitation of aquatic resources; fishery logistics services; along with the situation ...

Mekong Delta needs logistics investment: officials

A trade representative has called for the construction of more deep-water ports in the Mekong River Delta to save money and time for seafood exporters. Nguyễn Hoài Nam, deputy general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), said the move would allow firms to directly ...

Mekong Delta shrimp crops a sweet success

Farmers in the Mekong Delta provinces are busy with a fruitful crop of shrimp, which is an abundant material source for its export industry. With the support of technologies and good co-operation between enterprises and ­farmers, Vietnam’s shrimp-­producing industry is ­developing with bigger ­quantities and better ...

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