Vietnam News Summary
April 26, 2010
A seminar was held in the Mekong delta city of Can Tho on April 25 to discuss solutions to build a multi-purpose irrigation system for fresh and brackish water in line with climate change scenario.
The seminar, entitled “Vietnam’s fisheries: Potential, Development and Integration”, was part of the Vietnam Seafood Festival 2010. It stressed the need to focus on human resources training for aquaculture, exploitation and processing.
Participants in the seminar said that community-based production through cooperatives and breeding associations should be applied to minimise risks and protect the environment, with the aim of raising its aquaculture acreage to 890,000 ha with output of 3.6 million tonnes and export revenues worth US$5.5 billion in 2020.