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Improvement of traditional shrimp culture in the Mekong Delta


  • Truong Trong Nghia
  • Vu Ngoc Ut
  • Nguyen Kim Quang
  • Rothuis, A.J.


Improvements to traditional brackishwater shrimp culture in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam are discussed. A technical support program has been implemented based on a so-called improved extensive shrimp culture method, as previously developed and tested by the Artermia and Shrimp Research and Development Center (ASRDC). The program focuses on: 1) the use of hatchery-produced postlarvae (of Penaeus monodon and P. merguinensis) nursed for three to four weeks, and 2) the application of low-cost pond management practices including predator control, supplementary feeding and frequent water renewal. A credit program, managed as a revolving fund was made available. A dialogue among participating farmers was encouraged through the organization of group meetings before and after each production cycle.

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  • Truong Trong Nghia & Vu Ngoc Ut & Nguyen Kim Quang & Rothuis, A.J., 1994. "Improvement of traditional shrimp culture in the Mekong Delta," Naga, The WorldFish Center, vol. 17(2), pages 20-22.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfnaga:29522

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    Shrimp culture; Aquaculture development; Brackishwater aquaculture; Mekong Delta; Viet Nam;

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    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General


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