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In sea lice fight, salmon farmers phasing out hydrogen peroxide
In sea lice fight, salmon farmers phasing out hydrogen peroxide

2 years ago, Marine Harvest used 8 million liters of hydrogen peroxide to treat sea lice & amoebic gill disease at its salmon farms along the…

Dietary acidification in aquaculture
Dietary acidification in aquaculture

In monogastric animals, which include a wide variety of aquaculture species (for example, salmon, trout, tilapia, seabass and pangasius)

The complex principles of redox measurement
The complex principles of redox measurement

During the past few years, several aquaculturists have asked me about the use and significance of the oxidation-reduction potential – often referred to as ORP

The importance of water analysis in aquaculture
The importance of water analysis in aquaculture

Water analysis is becoming common in production aquaculture. At many production facilities, managers measure a variety of water quality variables

Calcium and magnesium use in aquaculture
Calcium and magnesium use in aquaculture

Concentrations of calcium and magnesium are seldom measured in waters for aquaculture, but total hardness is determined rather often.

Understanding the oxygen demand of aquafeeds
Understanding the oxygen demand of aquafeeds

Feed allows a great increase in the amount of aquaculture production possible in a given volume of water. But feed also results in an oxygen demand

Artemia, the ‘magic powder’ fueling a multi-billion-dollar industry
Artemia, the ‘magic powder’ fueling a multi-billion-dollar industry

Hatcheries depend on the brine shrimp artemia – microscopic creatures facing climate change and overharvesting threats – as feed in larviculture

Culture of giant freshwater prawns in China
Culture of giant freshwater prawns in China

The giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) is one of the most commercially cultured crustaceans in the world.

Building a better shrimp nursery, part 1
Building a better shrimp nursery, part 1

Shrimp nursery systems are valuable production tools. Properly designed and implemented, they are high-biosecurity facilities to grow postlarvae (PL) at high

Agricultural restructuring focuses on improving product quality
Agricultural restructuring focuses on improving product quality

Top priority has been given to creating link chains and increasing product value in addition to dealing with challenges caused by climate change

Promoting Mongolian - Vietnamese agricultural trade
Promoting Mongolian - Vietnamese agricultural trade

Mongolia is seeking to boost livestock exports to Vietnam and offering its service as a conduit for Vietnamese exports to Europe

Vietnam in gradual shift to exporting more roast and ground coffee
Vietnam in gradual shift to exporting more roast and ground…

The TNI King Coffee Factory that recently opened in Vietnam's southern province of Binh Duong is the latest player to join the race to ship more…

Vietnam aims to earn global reputation for rice quality
Vietnam aims to earn global reputation for rice quality

Rice has long been one of Vietnam’s most competitive agricultural products in the global market. But reform is urgently needed for sustainable rice production

Da Nang set to build new High-tech farms
Da Nang set to build new High-tech farms

The central city of Da Nang plans seven suburban communes in Hoa Vang district for high-tech farms on a total area of 540ha

Draft agriculture promotion decree below expectations
Draft agriculture promotion decree below expectations

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has not thought out of the box in the process of drafting a new agriculture and rural development promotion decree

Cheap meat imports affecting domestic animal breeders
Cheap meat imports affecting domestic animal breeders

The average price for imported pork is now $1.2 per kilo, or VND27,000, while the domestic pork price has dropped dramatically to a 30-year low.

Suspending unqualified food safety certificates for catfishes
Suspending unqualified food safety certificates for catfishes

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued Decision No. 1456 / QD-BNN-QLCL on inspections and certification of food safety for shipments

9 categories of imported agricultural machinery equipment are subject to quality inspection
9 categories of imported agricultural machinery equipment are subject to…

There are 9 categories of imported agricultural machinery and equipment subject to quality inspection.

Fertilizer enterprises propose for protection of domestic production
Fertilizer enterprises propose for protection of domestic production

On 13th April 2017, the Competition Management Department issued a document to confirm the validity of enterprises’ dossiers in accordance with the provisions

Cheap imported fruits preferred over domestic products
Cheap imported fruits preferred over domestic products

At large supermarket chains such as Big C and Vinmart, apples and pears from the US and France are quoted at a low VND40,000-90,000 per kilo.

Five measures proposed to save pig-farming industry
Five measures proposed to save pig-farming industry

Over the recent months, the price of live pigs has been on the decrease, down to around USD1.3 per kilo

Agricultural export highlights of 2016
Agricultural export highlights of 2016

Vietnam earned more than US$22 billion from agricultural and seafood exports in 2016, a 7.7 percent increase from 2015.