Hanoi has spent up to 20 billion VND (952,000 USD) a year on developing centralized aquaculture breeding areas in a bid to protect the environment, prevent epidemic diseases and protect food safety.

The city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has also organised periodic inspections of aquaculture businesses to ensure food safety while increasing community awareness of protecting aquatic resources.

The department has supplied medicinal, chemical and biological products for centralized breeding areas and intensified quality management.

In response to the Aquatic Resource Protection Day (June 5) this year, 356 households in the city has committed to not use electrical pulses or toxic substances or explosives to exploit aquatic resources. Hanoi also released 13,200 breeding fish on the occasion.-VNA