Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1st Sep 2007 - 30th Sep 2007
For several years, Catch & Culture has wanted to review the booming catfish industry in the Mekong Delta. For various reasons, it never happened. Earlier this year, however, it all fell into place thanks to several important developments including the first international catfish conference, held in Ho Chi Minh City in June.
The conference was timely - catfish production in the delta doubled last year and is expected to surpass a million tones this year. In terms of volumes, Vietnamese catfish production is now starting to rival the global salmon industry.
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© Mekong River Commission 2007
Editor: Peter Starr
Design and cover illustration: Phannavanh Anoulack
The opinions and interpretation expressed within are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Mekong River Commission