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Native fish species released at Dong Mo Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam

Last Friday, the 19th of May 2017, Hanoi Fishery Department (FD) held the first ever meeting on the releasing of native fish species into Dong Mo Lake. The meeting, "Releasing fish to restore native fishery resources" was held to coincide with the traditional annual event to release fish stock into Dong Mo Lake on the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam. The event brought together more than 120 leaders and representatives from 20 FDs from 20 Northern provinces of Vietnam to release approx. 500kg of three native fish species into Dong Mo Lake. Followed by a formal meeting in which the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Indo Myanmar Conservation (IMC) was invited to give a talk about the conservation of the Swinhoe's softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at Dong Mo Lake. During the meeting newly developed awareness material, the Swinhoe's softshell turtle factsheets, was also delivered to each participant.

The meeting was a precious opportunity for us to meet and raise support from such agency who directly manage the fishery resources, particularly the need for conservation of Swinhoe’s softshell turtle from northern provinces of Vietnam where historical and potential sites for conservation of the species are located”, said Ha Hoang, the Vietnam Program Coordinator of the ATP.

Date: 22nd May 2017  
Press release by: Nguyen Tai Thang – ATP/IMC.

Download this press release PDF here: English pdf

Download this press release PDF here: Vietnamese pdf

Event report made by Hanoi Television. Source: hanoitv.vn

Dong Mo fish release

Above: Approx. 500 kg of three native species, Common carp (Cyprinus carpio), Rohu (Labeo rohita), and Barbel chub (Squaliobarbus curriculus) were release into Dong Mo Lake which will generate food source for the Dong Mo turtle and local community income. Photo by: Hoang Van Ha – ATP/IMC.

 

Dong Mo fish release

Above: Mr. Hoang Van Ha of the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) giving a talk on conservation of the Hoan Kiem turtle, Rafetus swinhoi, at Dong Mo Lake, highlighted the fact that more support from local levels is urgently needed. Photo by: Nguyen Tai Thang – ATP/IMC.

Dong Mo fish release

Above: The Rafetus swinhoei factsheets were also distributed to each participants at the meeting. Photo by: Hoang Van Ha – ATP/IMC.

Dong Mo fish release

Above: Releasing fish into the Lake. Photo by: Hoang Van Ha – ATP/IMC.

 

We would like to thank Hanoi Fishery Department for choosing Dong Mo Lake for this year event venue. We would like to support Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (CMZ), the British Chelonian Group (BCG), The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), IUCN and Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF) who support our conservation work on Rafetus swinhoei.

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