Fish release (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - More than five tonnes of different fish species, the biggest volume ever, were released into the Hong (Red) River in the capital city of Hanoi on February 25, or 10th day of the Lunar New Year.

The annual event, which took place in Bat Trang commune, Gia Lam suburban district, aimed at promoting the protection and conservation of aquatic resources.

The release, the fourth of its kind, was reported to local authorities and relevant agencies to monitor and ensure fish species that are suitable to the river’s ecological condition and not harmful to indigenous aquatic species.

At the event, the head of Bat Trang pagoda, Buddhist followers and participants prayed for a new year of peace and prosperity. - VNA