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An overview of the Anguillid eel culture in Vietnam

Journal of Aquaculture & Marine Biology
Tuan Nguyen Thuc,1 Duat Hoang Van2


The wild eel fishery and eel farming are playing an increasingly important role in aquaculture. Most of the Anguillid eel fries at their glass eel stage are caught in the two provinces of Vietnam, viz., Phu Yen and Binh Dinh, which accounts for over 80% and 10-15%, respectively. The stages of raising eels in Vietnam are very diverse with the survival rate of Anguilla Marmorata is approx. 60% through glass eel and elver stages. The major eel grow-out area of Vietnam is in Mekong delta. Ca Mau province is the highest in eel farming among the 14 provinces in the country. There are over 1,000 eel farms produced about 2,000–5,000 tons of eel in Vietnam at this moment. Around 95% of the total number of farms produced giant mottled eel (A. marmorata), and most of the production (70%) was used for domestic consumption, while30% was exported to the adjacent countries.


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