Cage farming of Vietnamese catfish “tra” and “basa” in the Mekong delta (Vietnam)

Credit: Han Huong (Vietnam)
This photo shows an intensive cage farming of catfish in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The fish production in this system may reach up to 100 kg/m3.  In such intensive system, artificial feed is the only source used in fish nutrition which represents very high share in the production costs. Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) have directed local exporters to use “basa” as trade name Vietnamese catfish “tra” and “basa” whose main markets are EU and USA. 

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