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Quang Ninh Province to Develop Sustainable Aquaculture

23 July 2015, at 1:00am

VIET NAM - Cua Van fishing village in Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province, has been chosen as part of a project to develop sustainable aquaculture and conserve aquatic resources.

The two year project, which runs until July 2017, is a part of the Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba joint initiative project.

It aims to develop sustainable aquaculture in Ha Long Bay and conserve aquatic resources. The organisations concerned will be instructed on how to coordinate on the project, reports VNS.

The permanent deputy chairman of the Quang Ninh People's Committee, Dang Huy Hau, has now asked the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to approve the project by next month.

The approval must cover the aquaculture plan, the materials to make cages, different kinds of aquaculture products, the companies that will take part in the project and the plan of co-ordination between the companies and the local residents.

Hau asked the Ha Long City authorities to select some households to join the project and gave priority to 18 households in the Cua Van fishing village.

Hau also asked the Ha Long Bay Management Board to formulate regulations for those visiting the project site.

The provincial Department of Finance should act as an adviser to the Quang Ninh People's Committee on sourcing funds for the project, Hau said.

The Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba joint initiative project is being supported by the United States Agency for International Development with $691,000 in funds, while funding from Viet Nam totals more than $68,000.

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