Vietnam Plans to Expand Shrimp Farming Areas in Mekong to Meet $10 Billion Export Goal
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Wall Street Journal] by Vu Trong Khanh - February 7, 2017
Vietnam plans to expand the area it devotes to shrimp farming to push exports to $10 billion a year from $3 billion as it continues adapting to rising sea levels and other effects of climate change.
The government said Monday that it intends to focus on shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta, traditionally a rice-growing area that has seen rising salinity in recent years as saltwater intrudes farther up the Mekong River.
The increasing salinity is bad for rice producers but good for shrimp farming. Government officials in the delta area and other coastal areas have been working to help rice farmers acquire the technical know-how to raise shrimp, as rising salt levels poison...
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