Culture of black carp in Vietnam – Video

Video credit: Hai DO Xuan (Vietnam)

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)

Black carp in Vietnam

Black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) has been introduced to the northern mountain region of Vietnam contributing significantly through aquaculture in the improvement of local farmers’ income, food security and farmers’ livelihood especially in the Northern provinces, including Hai Duong, Ninh Binh, Hung Yen, Vinh Phuc, and Bac Ninh.

Black carp, Mylopharyngodon piceus, enjoys a high marketability due to its high meat yield, delicate flavor, and high nutritional value.

In aquaculture systems, the black carp diet is primarily home-made or commercial pelleted feeds. As black carp aquaculture is expected to continue expanding in northern Vietnam, the demand for commercial feed will increase accordingly. In the same time, the cost of fish feed is expected to represent a major challenge for many of local small-scale farmers especially the feed is a major component of total production costs.


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