Hanoi sets up large-scale aquatic farming areas in eight districts hinh anh 1Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi has established 56 areas for large-scale aquaculture production in eight rural districts, according to the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The areas are located in the districts of Ung Hoa, Phu Xuyen, Thanh Oai, My Duc, Ba Vi, Chuong My, Thanh Tri and Thuong Tin.

To expand the aquaculture farming area, Hanoi has transformed lowland fields into farms for large-scale aquaculture production, mostly of common carp, grass carp and tilapia, and fruit farming. Some farms started cultivating higher-value fish like black carp, hemibagrus guttatus and bass. Many of them also offer eco-tours.

However, farmers here mainly use traditional fish farming techniques and have yet to apply advanced agricultural practices like VietGAP.

According to a survey in 2017, the city’s total fish farming area was estimated at more than 23,000 hectares, producing a combined output of approximately 98,000 tonnes of fish.-VNA