Stirling MSc student's thesis on sludge removal in Vietnamese pangasius ponds

Thi Be Gam Tran, a Vietnamese national started her MSc thesis project to review recent changes in the sector and describe the current practices of sludge removal management in Pangasius farms and other uses of the sludge in the Mekong Delta. Her field work was carried out from May - July 2017 in four provinces, Can Tho, An Giang, Dong Thap, and Vinh Long

The project was funded by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC); Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) https://www.aquaculturealliance.org/   and World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF)  http://vietnam.panda.org/

Contact: THI BE GAM TRAN; Email: ttbgam180590@gmail.com

 

  Pond divers who operate the sludge pump

 Pond divers who operate the sludge pump

  Typical Mekong Delta Pangasius pond Note floating feed platform on the right  

 Typical Mekong Delta Pangasius pond Note floating feed platform on the right  

 Pond sludge placed roundbase of durian   tree in adjacent commercial orchard

Pond sludge placed roundbase of durian   tree in adjacent commercial orchard

 The sludge pump is moved regularly between ponds   -  Clear evidence to show removing   pond sludge on a regular basis maintains and in some cases increases yields.........

The sludge pump is moved regularly between ponds   -  Clear evidence to show removing   pond sludge on a regular basis maintains and in some cases increases yields.........

 The author ....... Thi Be Gam Tran

The author ....... Thi Be Gam Tran