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.