Vietnam opens world’s largest sturgeon farm

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 16, 2011

Vietnam Sturgeon Corporation has opened a VND 1 trillion (USD 47.6 million) sturgeon breeding farm in the central highlands province of Dak Lak.

The facility, located in the Buon Tu Srah hydropower plant reservoir in Lak District, is regarded as being the largest of its kind in the world, with an estimated capacity to house one million sturgeon fish.

In the first phase, the facility will house 40,000 fish and it will operate at its full capacity in the second phase.

This is the fifth sturgeon breeding facility to be built by the Vietnam Sturgeon Corporation. The company’s other facilities are located in the northern province of Bac Giang, the central provinces of Binh Thuan and Binh Dinh, and the central highlands province of Lam Dong.

In the next two years, the company plans to build between five and ten more sturgeon breeding centres in Dak Lak in order to raise the firm’s total caviar output to 1,000 tonnes per annum.

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