Viet Nam succeeds in breeding salmon and sturgeon

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
16 January 2006, at 12:00am

VIETNAM - Viet Nam has succeeded in breeding salmon and sturgeon, two kinds of coldwater fish, according to Le Thanh Luu, director of the Research Institute of Aquaculture. From 50,000 salmon eggs imported from Finland under a project funded by the Finnish government, the institute succeeded in hatching 30,000 young fish in a freshwater fish establishment in the northern highland Lao Cai province. These fishes grow normally and weigh about 1.5kg each. The institute has also succeeded in breeding sturgeon eggs, imported from Russia, in breeding centres in northern Hai Duong province and the northern highland provinces of Lao Cai and Yen Bai. It plans to import an additional 110,000 salmon eggs and 600,000 sturgeon eggs. These eggs will be bred on an experimental basis in the central provinces of Nge An, Thua Thien-Hue and the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, said Luu. According to Finnish experts, cold springs in the northern highland province of Lao Cai, with their minimum temprature of -10 degrees Celsius in winter and maximum temperature of 20 degrees Celsius in summer, create favourable conditions for salmon breeding. Source: VNAgency