Rice to riches: Vietnam’s farmer gamble of shrimp
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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. When saltwater started creeping into his rice fields — he saw an opportunity and started harvesting shrimp.
Rice to riches: Vietnam’s farmer gamble of shrimp. (2017, August 10). The Manila Times, p. B4.
Shrimp culture; Rice field aquaculture; Socioeconomic aspects; Commercial species; Intensive culture; Environmental effects; Culture effects; Climatic changes; Mangrove conservation; Aquaculture economics; Fish diseases; Pollution effects; Trade; Livelihoods; Aquaculturists; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Gorman, Tim
- The Manila Times