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April 12, 2016

Vietnam

Video—Organic Shrimp Farming in the Mangroves

 

For the past three years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the SNV Netherlands Development Organization have been implementing Mangroves and Markets (MAM), a project financed by the German Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Building, and Nuclear Safety to support mangrove conservation in Ca Mau Province through the expansion of certified organic shrimp (Penaeus monodon) farming that links a premium payment to maintaining 50% mangrove cover.  The project hopes to have 20,000 hectares in production by 2020.

 

This six-minute video provides good views of the mangroves and the people involved in the project, which uses no feeding, no antibiotics and no chemicals.  The decomposing leaves from mangrove trees provide the nutrients for the food chain on which the shrimp feed.  All products are traceable and Naturland certifiedMinh Phu Corporation guarantees the purchase of all the shrimp produced by the farms.

 

Sources: 1. Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers’ (VASEP) Website.  Video—Climate Change Adaption Shrimp Farm Model Implemented.  Ms. Kim Thu (Shrimp Market Specialist, email kimthu@gmail.com).  No Date, Website Visit on April 11, 2016.  2. IUCN.org.  Mangroves and Markets Final Workshop: Results and Lessons Learned.  April 5, 2012.

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