Photo credit: MK19 – Fisheries and Aquaculture Production in Reservoirs in Lao PDR
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The Ban Tha Heua is a small village which is located about 25 km south of Vang Vieng. The village is known by its fish market in which variety of fish species and types (fresh and dried) are either displayed in clusters or along the road. Most of traded fish in the market are indigenous to Laos and caught from Ang Nam Ngum reservoir. Several of exotic fish species are caught and traded in the market as the inserted photo shows which are the common exotic species that are marketed in the market including silver carp and common carp.