The Finish Government, the Fisheries Innovation Centre of Finland (FIC) and the Aquaculture Institute of Vietnam funded a €100,000 trout raising project in Sa Pa, Vietnam. Conclusion: the fish in Sa Pa grow even faster than those raised in Finland.
So far, Sa Pa is the only place in
Vietnam where rainbow trout eggs can be hatched. Fish fries are then transferred
to Lam Dong farms for raising. Several businesses in Lam Dong and Ho Chi Minh
City are planning to invest in the fish. Lam Dong has zoned off about 50ha of
water surface for raising the cold water fish by 2010, in the hope of winning a
great share of the domestic rainbow trout market which currently imports 1,500
tonnes of the products a year.
However, there remain remarkable difficulties as farmers
have to depend on imported egg supply and fish feeds. In addition, the raising
of rainbow trout’s requires strict technical conditions and major start-up
investment which is out of reach for most local farmers.
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