Directorate of Fisheries in association with An Giang provincial Agriculture and Rural Development Department has released over 7.6 tons of rare baby fish of various kinds and 180,500 indigenous baby fish into Vàm Nao river (a branch of Hậu river) of Chợ Mới district, An Giang province.
Deputy Director of Protection and Development of Marine Fisheries Resources (Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry) Nguyễn Thanh Bình said that fish release is an act of biodiversity conservation; especially conserve rare fishes which bring high economic benefits. The act is to protect environment landscape and ecosystem, restore and regenerate natural marine resources in An Giang provincial areas and the Mekong Delta. Additionally, it helps people be well aware of the value and importance of natural resources and biodiversity, and define their role in protect marine resources. The plan is made to manage marine resources more effectively and assure the exploitation and aquaculture to develop more sustainable in the long run.
Deputy Director of An Giang provincial Agricultural and Rural Development Department Võ Thị Thanh Vân said that since 2012 the province has worked with People’s committee of districts, towns and cities to carry out fish release ceremony in order to regenerate marine resources in Tiền river, Hậu River, and Búng Bình Thiên river. Up to now 100 tons of fishes worth over 4 billion VND have been released in twelve ceremonies with the contribution of organizations and individuals inside and outside the province.