Rice to riches: Vietnam's shrimp farmers fish for fortunes
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The Mekong Delta, long renowned as the “rice bowl of Vietnam,” is now also home to a multi-billion-dollar shrimp industry and burgeoning numbers of farmers are building fortunes from the small crustaceans. The shrimp bonanza began in the 1990s when rising sea-levels seeped saltwater into the Mekong Delta. It has surged in parallel with demand from the US and European Union. Savvy locals were swift to spot the changing conditions were ripe for shrimp farming.
Vaughan, J. (2017, August 10). Rice to riches: Vietnam's shrimp farmers fish for fortunes. Manila Standard, p. B4.
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