Project

Recycling of nutrients in eutrophicated coastal waters of the Mekong delta, Vietnam, by Artemia production

Duration
01 January 2009 → 31 December 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Fisheries sciences
Keywords
nutrient recycling eutrophication sustainable production aquaculture artemia
 
Project description

The brine shrimp Artemia is cultured in Vietnam combined with salt pond production. This organism is a non-selective but very efficient filtrator of particles from the water. This project studies to what extent Artemia culture in the very eutrophic effluents of local shrimp culture ponds can contribute to a reduction of the organic load of the Mekong delta coastal waters.