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Viet Nam Now Producing Abalone Seed

Lucy Towers
20 January 2014, at 12:00am

VIET NAM - In 2013, abalone seed was artificially produced in a Vietnamese hatchery for the first time.

The facility in Bach Long Vi islands, Hai Phong city aims to preserve and restore abalone resources on this island in particular and in Viet Nam as a whole and promise to create jobs for locals.

Abalone is at risk of exhaustion because the product is increasingly favoured by consumers and tourists in Hai Phong, reports VASEP.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development invested VND5.8 billion into establishing the abalone hatchery in Bach Long Vy islands with an aim to preserve its resource.

Twenty abalone broodstocks were bred and they produced abalone seeds successfully.

Over 150,000 abalone spats are expected to be released into the waters annually. The species culture is identified as a breakthrough in the locality’s economic development for coming years.