A Survey of Marine Trash Fish and Fish Meal as Aquaculture Feed Ingredients in Vietnam

Date released
11 May 2004
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P. Edwards, Le Anh Tuan & G L Allen


Aquaculture is an important industry in Vietnam but one of the main constraints on increasing production is the lack of cost-effective feeds and feeding strategies. The preferred protein source in most aquaculture is fishmeal or 'trash fish' (small fish forming the low-value component of commercial catches). However, supplies of trash fish are declining and prices are increasing. The results of this survey will help determine how the future availability or price of trash fish will affect the development of aquaculture in Vietnam.