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Viet Nam Approves Fish Farming in Paddy Fields Project

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VIET NAM - The People's Committee of Vinh Long has approved a project on fish farming in paddy fields during the period 2014 - 2015, with total budget of nearly VND 2 billion.

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In the past two months, Vinh Long agricultural authorities has supported 330,000 farmers with fish fingerlings to develop fish farming project in rice fields, reports VASEP.

The project covered the area of 33 hectare in My Phuoc commune, Hieu Nhon commune and Thanh Hieu commune, with VND 400 million investment.

Farmers participating in the project are supported with fingerlings and 30 per cent of the feeding costs along with technical guidance.

According to agricultural authorities, over 1,000 hectares of land were suitable for growing both rice and fish, however, only 180 hectares (equivalent to 18 per cent) was used for this growing model.

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