Vice Chairman of Thua Thien – Hue People’s Committee Le Truong Luu has signed a decision establishing Con Gia aquatic product protection area of 40 hectares on Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon in Vinh Ha commune, Phu Vang district.
This is the 11th aquatic product protection area to be established on Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon, increasing total protected area to 350 hectares, accounting for about 1.5% of water surface area of the lagoon.
The area aims to protect aquatic product resources for the community to expand, develop and strengthen management work, protecting breeding and bearing grounds and aquatic product resources in the lagoon.
Ha Giang fish farming in Vinh Ha commune directly manages and protects the protection areas, preventing harmful illegal behaviour.
In aquatic product protection areas established previously, 5,000 plants have been grown, 12,400 breeding tiger prawns and 14,860 breeding golden rabbit fishes have been released to rebuild aquatic product resources, and 50 artificial coral reefs have created shelters for aquatic products.
Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon has an area of over 22,000 hectares, the largest in Southeast Asia, with various aquatic products. More than 300,000 people, nearly 30% of the population in Thua Thien – Hue province, live on resources from the lagoon. The establishment of the aquatic product protection areas aims to better protect, exploit and rebuild aquatic product resources in the lagoon.