Vietnam Plans to Import More Finnish Salmon Eggs

The Aquaculture Research Institute of Vietnam plans to import more salmon eggs from Finland in order to expand a pilot salmon and sturgeon farming program in the northern mountains of Hanoi.
         Le Thanh Luu, head of the Aquaculture Research Institute, said his agency had successfully bred salmon and sturgeon, two European cold-water fish varieties, under another project funded by Finland in 2005.
         He added his institute planned to import another batch of 110,000 Finnish salmon eggs this year and expand the pilot farming program to other areas.
         Of the 50,000 salmon eggs the institute imported from Finland and bred on a trial basis, 70 percent hatched and grew into healthy fish weighing 1.5 kilogram at harvest on average, he said.
         The salmon and sturgeons will be raised at a farming center in Lao Cai province in the northern mountains, over 300 km north of Hanoi, which
the Vietnamese Ministry of Fisheries has approved for setting breeding and cold-water fish research.

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