The authorities of Mekong Delta provinces have made a warning over the use of batteries, pesticides or dense-mesh nets to catch fish, considering these methods as the way to eradicate aquatic animals.
According to Dong Thap province, the natural aquatic output has sharply reduced from 5,000 to 6,000 tons per annum, in the last three years. The fall was caused by many reasons, including the use of the above methods
Today, Mekong Delta’s people usually use electricity or dense-mesh nets to catch fish in rivers or canals.
Electric tools kill all aquatic animals but fishermen only collect big fish.
This kind of fishing net catches all kinds of animals, of all sizes, even tiny shrimps
These catching methods are banned but local people still use them rampantly.
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