Le Thanh Hung and Huynh Pham Viet Huy
In: UA Magazine No. 14 - Urban Aquatic Production
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is the second city of Vietnam located in the South-Eastern part of the country. With an area of 209,370 ha, HCMC is currently inhabited by almost 6 million permanent residents. About 83.3% of the population lives within the urban area, creating a very high population density with a diverse and dynamic economic environment. Aquaculture is an important component of the city’s economy, but increasingly so in the periurban areas.