Production of freshwater prawns in the Mekong Delta

Lin, C.K. and Lee, C. (1992) Production of freshwater prawns in the Mekong Delta. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 15(2), pp. 24-26.

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Abstract

Currently there are 2 sources of freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii production in Vietnam - natural production from the rivers and canals and aquaculture production from ponds and ricefields. An account is given of the production of this prawn in the Mekong Delta. The prawns are harvested primarily by a common small scale method using shelter traps. The total annual freshwater prawn production in Vietnam during 1985-90 was reported to vary from 5000 to 8000 tons, most of it from natural fisheries; although there are no official statistics on the production of farmed prawns, the amount is believed to be very small. The grow-out system includes intensive monospecies pond culture, and semi-intensive or extensive integrated rice-prawn or vegetable-prawn culture.

Item Type: Article
Title: Production of freshwater prawns in the Mekong Delta
Personal Creator/Author:
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Lin, C.K.
Lee, C.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 15
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 24-26
Date: 1992
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prawn fisheries; Prawn culture; Integrated farming; Mekong Delta; Vietnam; Macrobrachium rosenbergii
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 9318
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 14:22
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 14:22
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9318

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