Current Status of Periurban Aquatic Production in Hanoi

Nguyen Thi Dieu Phuong and Pham Anh Tuan

In: UA Magazine No. 14 - Urban Aquatic Production

With a total of 5100 ha of water surface area Hanoi has great potential for aquaculture development, not only of traditional aquaculture practiced in ponds, reservoirs, urban lakes, rice fields, and wastewater-fed areas, but also aquaculture integrated with tourism, leisure and entertainment facilities.  Because of urbanisation, pond aquaculture in urban areas in Hanoi is decreasing, whilst in peri-urban areas lowland rice fields are being converted into areas for aquatic vegetable production, fish ponds and integrated farming systems.

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