Tuesday November 16, 2021

VN Express

For several years, the annual flooding that has nourished the delta for centuries has been late, deficient or absent, and experts have blamed it on climate change and the construction of a series of upstream dams.

Early this month, Thang, 48, and his wife, Khen, residents of Hong Ngu District in Dong Thap Province, took their boat and went to collect their catch from fixed-net fishing in a waterway near their home.

“I’ve put 50 sets and am getting 30 kilos of fish per day on an average, which is just half of what I used to get,” Thang said.

“Most of this waterway is rainwater and water discharged from fish ponds in the area. There’s not much floodwater,” he said, adding that with water staying low, there was not much fish to catch.


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