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Environmental Consequences of and Pollution Control Options for "Tra" Fish Production in Thotnot District, Cantho City, Vietnam

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  • Vo Thi Lang


    (School of Economics and Business Administration, Cantho University)

  • Ky Quang Vinh

    (School of Economics and Business Administration, Cantho University)

  • Ngo Thi Thanh Truc

    (School of Economics and Business Administration, Cantho University)

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    This study from Vietnam looks at the pollution problem caused by fish farming in the Mekong Delta (MD) and assesses a number of treatment options that could bring this pollution down to acceptable levels. The study is the work of a research team led by Ms Vo Thi Lang, from Cantho University in Vietnam. It finds that a trickling-filter system would be the most cost-effective response to this challenge. However such a system would cost farmers more than they currently pay to discharge their polluting wastewater. The study therefore suggests a number of policy options that would encourage fish farmers to reduce the amount of pollution they discharge and help them to meet the necessary clean up costs.

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    Paper provided by Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) in its series EEPSEA Research Report with number rr2009083.

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    Date of creation: Aug 2009
    Date of revision: Aug 2009
    Handle: RePEc:eep:report:rr2009083
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