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May 31, 2014

 

Vietnam

Saltwater Intrusion from Inland Shrimp Farms

 

The Vietnamese Directorate of Fisheries and local authorities have told farmers in the Mekong Delta not to farm white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) in freshwater areas because the salt added to their ponds affects other crops like rice.  Some farms release their saltwater effluent directly into freshwater rivers and canals.  White shrimp farming has developed rapidly in upstream, inland, freshwater areas of Dong Thap and An Giang provinces.

 

Source: Viet Nam News.  Shrimp Farmers Told to Halt Polluting Practice.  May 31, 2014.

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