| Tuyên Quang authorities’ leaders drop baby fish into Lô River.—VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
TUYÊN QUANG — The northern mountainous province of Tuyên Quang has dropped 1.2 tonnes of baby fish into Lô River, aimed at getting productivity of bred fish back on track.
Co-organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Directorate of Fisheries, the province’s Agriculture and Rural Development and the Việt Nam Buddhist Church, the aquaculture activities were implemented on Monday (falling on the 14th day -- one day before the seventh lunar month, celebrating the seventh full moon of the year. In Vietnamese it is called the "Xá tội vong nhân" festival -- the day for the souls of the dead. Releasing fish into the lake is a Vietnamese custom on this occasion).
It is one of many measures to develop the fisheries sector towards sustainable and environmental protection carried out by Tuyên Quang Province authorities, following which fishing and aquaculture activities have seen positive changes.
Over the last few years, fish and aquaculture sources from Lô River have been declining, especially indigenous fish species that are in danger of extinction.
During Monday’s event, among the 1.2 tonnes of baby fish dropped into the river was a large quantity of two indigenous fish species that are facing extinction and are highly-valued – carp and rohu.
The reproduction of fish and aquatic resources that takes place every year aims to promote awareness and responsibility for the protection of aquatic resources in society.
Authorities have called on residents to avoid catching aquatic species during and after the time to stock up baby fish.
Through this activity, authorities are hoping organisations and individuals jointly protect and develop fisheries resources. — VNS